Programs

Residency Programs

Program: Anesthesiology
Program Director: Abiona Berkeley, M.D.
GME Contact: Sharron Copper: 215-707-7022
Email: Sharron.Copper@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Anesthesiology Program at Temple University Hospital is an advanced entry program.  The program begins at the second level of training (CA-1; PGY 2) and provides progressive levels of responsibility as the resident advances through CA-2 and CA-3.  The program focuses on providing the resident physician with the knowledge and experience necessary to develop sound clinical judgment and the technical skills needed to practice independently and provide excellent quality of care.

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Program: Emergency Medicine
Program Director: Jacob Ufberg, M.D.
GME Contact: Barbara Quaile: (215) 707-5435
Email:  Barbara.Quaile@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Emergency Medicine program at Temple University Hospital offers a wide range of experience and provides emergency medical care to a widely diversified population.  The program is focused on providing the resident physician with the ability to effectively care for a wide range of acute presentations.  Temple University is a Level 1 Trauma Center and cares for the highest number of penetrating injuries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Burn Center, active transplant service and internationally-recognized cardiology and pulmonology services add to the resident physician’s educational experience.

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Program: Internal Medicine
Program Director: Marissa Blum, M.D
GME Contact: Program Coordinators: (215) 707-4085
 Email:  Sasha.Tull@tuhs.temple.edu 

Description:  There are several aspects of the Internal Medicine program at Temple University Hospital that sets it apart from other programs at large academic medical centers.  The program offers superb clinical training in a collegial atmosphere, focused on the development of a high level of skill and providing quality healthcare for a diverse population. The Internal Medicine program is committed to providing a dynamic, engaging education, offering exposure to a wide array of clinical and research opportunities in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties for trainees.

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Program: Neurology
Program Director: Camilo Gutierrez, M.D.
GME Contact: Lori Adams (215) 707-3094
Email: Lori.Adams@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The mission of the Neurology Program at Temple University Hospital is to train physicians in the art and science of neurology.  The Center for Neurosciences provides all-inclusive services for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders.  The team of neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologist employ the latest technology including sterotactic radiosurgery and Gamma knife.  Innovative protocols and investigative drugs allow the team to provide the highest quality care to a diverse population.

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Program: Neurological Surgery
Program Director: Kadir Erkmen, M.D.
GME Contact: Lori Adams (215) 707-3094
Email: Lori.Adams@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Neurological Surgery program at Temple University Hospital offers aspiring neurosurgeons the opportunity to train at a Level 1 Trauma center, interact with a diverse patient population, and acquire excellent surgical experience with a large volume of operative cases.  In addition, resident physicians are an integral part in the department’s educational mission, instructing both each other and medical students in a clinical and academic setting.

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Program: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Program Director: Stacey Jeronis, M.D.
GME Contact: Jaclyn Feeney (215) 707-3187
Email: Jaclyn.Feeney@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  Temple University Hospital’s residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a four-year categorical program.  The goal of the program, in addition to providing excellent patient care, is to provide the resident physician with the education that will allow graduates to become independent practitioners of the highest standards and provide the educational experience necessary to be competitive for admission into fellowship programs if desired. In addition to a busy obstetrics practice that sees a variety of complicated cases, resident physicians receive education in all areas of gynecologic surgery, including pelvic reconstructive surgery, operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.

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Program: Ophthalmology
Program Director: Gary Domeracki, M.D.
GME Contact: Darylynn Lindo-Hardy (215) 707-5482
Email: Darylynn.Lindo@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Ophthalmology Program at Temple University Hospital is a three year training program.  The program and department takes pride in excellence in resident education, superior patient care and fosters an environment of investigational research. The Department is composed of professional, dedicated and motivated faculty, residents and staff who continually strive for excellence. The Department values a team approach to anticipate change, develop appropriate strategies and implement solutions to the challenges of the healthcare environment.

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Program: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Program Director: Carl Bifano, D.M.D.
GME Contact: Carol Martin (215) 707-7138
Email:  Martinmc924@aol.com

Description:  The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specializes in facial and reconstructive surgery, orthonaghic surgery, tempomandibular joint surgery (TMJ), dental implants, maxillofacial traum, third molars (wisdom teeth), oral pathology, head and neck infection, laser surgery and snoring disorders.

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Program: Orthopaedic Surgery
Program Director: J. Milo Sewards, M.D.
GME Contact: Ashley Donnelly  (215) 707-2628
Email: Ashley.Donnelly@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Orthopaedic staff and faculty at Temple University Hospital is made up of thirteen full time members with expertise in sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, adult reconstruction including total joints, spine reconstruction, hand and trauma.  In addition to spending time in office hours of attendings, there are weekly resident-run clinics including general orthopaedics, fracture clinic and hand clinic.  This unique outpatient care experience provides an invaluable experience to the resident in developing their ability to provide treatment and management of common orthopaedic ailments of their patients under the supervision of an attending. The program also includes daily didactic conferences and basic and clinical research.

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Program: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Program Director: Nausheen Jamal, M.D.
GME Contact: Darylynn Lindo-Hardy (215) 707-5482
Email: Darylynn.Lindo@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery program at Temple University Hospital provides resident physicians with a broad and comprehensive educational experience.  It is the core objective to offer resident physicians sufficient academic and clinical exposure to allow them to choose any career path within the field that interests them.  Opportunities or careers after residency are plentiful in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.  The program will provide resident physicians with the requisite training in medical practice surgical techniques, clinical judgment, professional development and clinical and translational research to allow them to successfully compete for opportunities presented after residency.

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Program: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Program Director: Carrie Schneider, M.D.
GME Contact: Silina Garrett (215) 707-8995
Email: Silina.Garrett@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a fully approved four-year residency program in combined anatomical and clinical pathology.  The program is designed for the training of academic or community  hospital-based pathologists.  It recognizes the need for a graded increase in resident responsibility over the course of training and has the flexibility to meet individual needs and special interests.  Residents are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities in the department for clinical or basic research.  In addition to service activities, residents actively participate in the education of medical students.

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Program: Pediatric Dental (non-ACGME) (CODA)
Program Director: Michael S. Rosenbaum, D.M.D.
GME Contact: Colleen Montgomery (215) 707-1020
Email: residency.coordinator@teethforkids.com

Description: The Advanced Education Residency in Pediatric Dentistry is a 24 month postgraduate certificate program designed to satisfy the educational requirements for advanced specialty education in Pediatric Dentistry as prescribed by the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Emphasis is placed on the development of those skills and qualifications necessary for the successful practice of pediatric dentistry to include, didactic, teaching and research fundamentals. Clinical experience in comprehensive dental care involves both outpatient and inpatient pediatric care. Biomedical sciences as they relate to Pediatric Dentistry and Hospital medicine are presented throughout the two years of the program during lectures, seminars, clinics and rotations.

The staff of Temple University Hospital department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, the department of Anesthesia from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the departments of Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine from Cooper University Hospital participate in the educational experience.

 

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Program: Pharmacy (non-ACGME) (ASHP Accredited)
Program Director: Adrienne Au, PharmD, M.S.
Contact: Adrienne Au, PharmD, M.S. (215) 707-4642
Email: Adrienne.AU@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:  The Temple University Health System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program includes 3 hospitals and is tailored to the developmental and career needs of the individual. The partnership of the Health System and the Temple School of Pharmacy permits opportunities for residents to benefit from the clinical expertise of faculty and offers a structured resource for teaching skills. Residents are trained to provide proficient, direct patient care in both university and community hospital environments including resolution of medication-related problems and practice-related research. Acute Care experiences include Internal Medicine, Cardiology/Heart Failure, and Ventilator Rehabilitation. Critical Care experiences include Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical/Respiratory, and Surgery. Ambulatory Care experiences include Internal Medicine, Anticoagulation, Oncology, Pulmonary, and Renal Transplant Clinics. Other experiences include Code/Rapid Response and ACLS Training, Committee Participation, Investigational, Bone Marrow Transplant, Infectious Diseases, Medication Safety, Psychiatry, Management and Teaching.

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Program: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Program Director: Ian B. Maitin, M.D.
GME Contact:  Amber Dzikowski (215) 707-6386
Email:  Amber.Dzikowski@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Temple University Hospital/MossRehab Resident Training Program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a three-year program designed to equal or exceed the basic requirements for training in the specialty of Physiatry as established by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. Full-time and volunteer members of Temple University School of Medicine faculty contribute their knowledge and experience in patient care, teaching, and research. Residents actively participate in lectures, grand rounds, seminars, journal clubs, conferences, clinical care, and research projects.

The Training Program includes 50 full-time and volunteer physiatrists, eight individuals with PhD or ED degrees, and 32 residents. The teaching facilities include a university hospital, a large free-standing rehabilitation hospital, pediatric institute and hospital, and two teaching community hospitals. There are unique opportunities for medical rehabilitation research and a large number of educational offerings occur throughout the years. Our standard program must be preceded by a PGY-1 training year.

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Program: Podiatric Surgery (non-ACGME) (CPME)
Program Director: Andrew Meyr, D.P.M.
GME Contact: Karen Goodman (215) 707-9837
Email: Karen.Goodman@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Temple University Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program with the added credential in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery is recognized as one of the leading foot and ankle surgical residency programs in the region and nation.  It provides comprehensive education in all areas of podiatric medicine and surgery, as well as training within the curriculum with general medicine and surgery rotations that far exceed national requirements.  Coverage of the emergency department of a Level-1 trauma center gives further unique experience.  Additionally, we take pride in our academic curriculum and research opportunities, with most residents graduating having several projects presented at national meetings and accepted for peer-reviewed publication.  TUH graduates have been and continue to be leaders in the profession. 

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Program: Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Program Director: Jessica Kovach, M.D.
GME Contact: Jacqueline Price: (215) 707-8483
Email: Jacqueline.Price@tuhs.temple.edu

Description:

The Department of Psychiatry at Temple University prides itself on providing outstanding education for the next generation of psychiatrists through a balanced curriculum of didactics, individual mentoring, and diverse supervised clinical experience.  We conceptualize psychiatric education to be a true faculty-resident partnership and feel privileged to work with our residents each day.  To this end, we use a variety of feedback mechanisms to enhance training and are continually re-evaluating the program.  Our comprehensive and dynamic didactic program is tailored to the clinical experience of each residency class.  While we emphasize evidence-based medicine and diagnosis, neuropsychiatry, and emerging trends in biological psychiatry, we also have a strong emphasis on learning psychotherapy.   Unique to our program is a year-long psychoanalytic course and ongoing psychotherapy case conference. 

Academic achievement is highlighted in the department.  Through individualized mentoring and guidance, we foster an environment conducive to furthering residents’ personal academic pursuits.   All of our residents have published in peer-reviewed journals, presented posters at national meetings, or presented grand rounds prior to graduating.  Many residents match at high-caliber fellowships throughout the nation.  Recent graduates have completed fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Yale, University of Rochester, New York University, and Jefferson University.  Others have taken academic positions, including here at Temple, chosen private practice, or gone into community psychiatry.

Central to education in psychiatry is exposure to a breadth of psychopathology and patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Here at Temple, residents learn clinical competency, secondary to none, through well-structured and supervised clinical rotations and electives.   A sampling of these rotations include  a specialized psychosomatic outpatient clinic, young adult and college mental health outpatient elective rotation at Temple University Student Mental Health Center, forensic  psychiatry, Child and adolescent psychiatry, emergency psychiatry in an active crisis response center with an array of psychopathology, ECT, sleep, organ transplant evaluations, and eating disorders.  If we do not have an elective of interest to residents, we help residents create it.  

 

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Program: Diagnostic Radiology
Program Director: Beverly Hershey, M.D.
GME Contact: Janice Harper, (215) 707-2640
Email: Janice.Harper@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program has been in continuous existence since 1932 and has trained more than 350 radiologists. While much has changed in the past 75 years, the principal objectives of the program have been constant. The goals are to equip our trainees with highly developed interpretative and procedural skills, provide them the opportunity to develop and refine their clinical judgment, encourage them to explore the world of research, and ultimately prepare them to thrive in the practice environment of their choice. The residency is a four-year program and provides all requirements for certification by the American Board of Radiology. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. There are a total of 24 residency positions, six per year. Prior to matriculation, each resident must have completed a minimum of one year of clinical graduate medical training.

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Program: Surgery
Program Director: Howard Ross, M.D.
GME Contact: Kiesba Herrin, (215) 707-3632
Email: Kiesba.Herrin@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Department of Surgery at Temple University Hospital has had a long tradition of educating and training outstanding clinical surgeons in a collegial supportive environment. This philosophy begins with our Chairman and is passed down from the surgical faculty to the surgical residents. We have focused our residency program's mission on education over service. The residents have weekly protected conference time as well as a faculty supervised skills lab to further refine operative techniques.  Temple University Hospital continues to be the busiest penetrating trauma center in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with high volumes of operative trauma.  The Cardiothoracic Section has been a pioneer in cardiac transplantation with added interest in minimally invasive cardiac bypass and lung volume reduction surgery. Our Vascular Surgery Section provides expertise in both endovascular and open procedures.

 

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Program: Urology
Program Director: Jack Mydlo, M.D.
GME Contact: Darylynn, Lindo-Hardy (215) 707-5482
Email: Darylynn.Lindo@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Department of Urology at Temple University School of Medicine has expertise in dealing with cancers of the bladder, kidney, prostate, and genitalia. In addition, we treat erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, voiding dysfunction, stress urinary incontinence, stricture disease, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, prostatitis and enlarged prostates.  All of our clinical faculty are fellowship trained. We also have two full-time PhD faculty who do research on bladder function and neuro-urology.  We have a combined faculty of 27, and our residents are trained in every facet of urology, including oncology, robotics, laparoscopy, female urology, stone disease, laser surgery, infertility, neuro-urology, and transplantation.

Our residents are accepted to some of the finest fellowships in the country, including the Mayo Clinic and the City of Hope Medical Center. We also graduate residents who are offered private practice positions with very prestigious groups.

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Program: Radiation Oncology
Program Director: Joshua Meyer, M.D.
GME Contact: Lillian Daly: (215) 728-3016
Email Lillian.Daly@fccc.edu

 Description:   The training program in the department of radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center is designed to provide the resident with a broad knowledge of clinical oncology, radiation biology, radiation physics and biostatistics through a diverse program incorporating didactic instruction, clinical experience, research opportunities, and laboratory experience over four years.  From a clinical skills perspective, the program has been one of the pioneers in hypofractionated radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and brachytherapy.  Technologies available to the residents include a dedicated brachytherapy suite, in-house MRI simulator, high intensity focused ultrasound, CyberKnife Radiosurgery system, and Cintiq contouring station.  The program is among the top in the country for interstitial brachytherapy implants per student.  Residents work in close proximity with co-authors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, from this department, and from allied experts in medical oncology and surgical oncology.
    From a research perspective, the program is among the top programs in the country for publications per resident, and for faculty research.  The residents are given 12 months to perform research in their area of interest, among the highest of any programs in the country.  Residents have full access to Fox Chase Cancer Center databases (e.g. prostate cancer and breast cancer); as well as the National Cancer Database, and other resources.  Database mangers maintain the Fox Chase databases, allowing more time for residents to focus on analysis and interpretation of data.  Additionally, the residents are able to work with basic scientists (including Nobel laureates)  in the adjoining Institute for Cancer Research.
    The program also has a strong emphasis on resident education, including dedicated lectures by attending physicians and residents, tumor boards of various disease sites, radiobiology lectures, radiophysics lectures, visiting professors, and attendance to national oncologic meetings.  Residents have consistently rated the program as "excellent" for education (as well as clinical skills and research) in yearly evaluations.  In summary, the program provides a very strong academic foundation and it is anticipated  that residents will participate in research and publication during their training to leave them well prepared for any career in radiation oncology.


Fellowships



Program: Cardiology
Program Director: Pravin Patil, M.D.
GME Contact: Christina DeRiggi: (215) 707-9410
Email: Christina.DeRiggi@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Training Program in Cardiovascular Diseases provides in-depth training and experience in this subspecialty to post-graduate internist. The program ins structured so as to provide a comprehensive educational experience wich stresses:

  1. Normal Basic Cardiovascular physiology and the pathopysiology observed in differing cardiovascular disease states.
  2. Evaluation and management of patient with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
  3. Participation in meaningful investigations in clinical or basic cardiovascular research.

 

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Program: Cardiac - Electrophysiology
Program Director: Joshua Cooper, M.D.
GME Contact: Christina DeRiggi: (215) 707-9410
Email  Christina.DeRiggi@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: Evaluation and management of cardiac rhythm abnormalities, including invasive electrophysiology studies, ablations, and device implants.

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Program: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Program Director: Rene Alvarez, M.D.
GME Contact: Christina DeRiggi: (215) 707-9410
Email Christina.DeRiggi@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: One year fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant.

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 Program:  Complex General Surgical Oncology
 Program Director:  Jeffery Farma, M.D.
GME Contact:  Lillian Daly: (215) 728-3016
 Email:  Lillian.Daly@fccc.edu
 Description:  The department of Surgical Oncology offers a two-year fellowship for surgeons who have completed an approved general surgery residency program. Each year, three fellows are accepted for a two-year program with an option to spend one or two additional years in research upon compleation of this program. The felloship has been in exsistence since 1986 and approximately 70% of graduates now occupy academic positions.
    
   Fellowships in this program have one of the largest volumes of operative cases in th ecountry. Each fellow should anticipate a well-rounded surgical oncology experiance in the technical management of complex problems, as well as surgical decision-making related to all aspects of surgical oncology.



Program: Endocrinology - Metabolism
Program Director: Jonathan Anolik, M.D.
GME Contact: Chanel Bush: (215) 707-5734
Email: Chanel.Bush@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabilism Fellowship Program is a two-year program with the position for each year. It is fully subscribed, having been filled every year.

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Program: Gastroenterology
Program Director: Paul J. Bandini, M.D.
GME Contact: Chanel Bush: (215) 707-5734
Email: Chanel.Bush@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Temple University Gastroenterology Training program utilizes the resources of the 746-bed Temple University Hospital and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Temple University Health Sciences System. On the North Broad Street campus are Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, research laboratory buildings, the Health Sciences Center library, College of Health Professions, two outpatient and office buildings which are attached to the hospital, and the School of Dentistry.

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Program: Geriatrics
Program Director: William Zirker, M.D.
Contact: Kelli Taylor (610) 447-2634
Email: Kelli.Taylor@crozer.org
GME Contact:  Alicia Reid: (215) 707-5734
Email:  Alicia.Reid@tush.temple.edu

Description: The Temple University Hospital/Crozer-Chester Medical Center Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is a 12-month clinical experience leading to eligibility for the ABIM/ABFP examination for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. The Program is ACGME accredited through the Department of Medicine at Temple University Hospital. The Program is designed to train internal medicine and family medicine physicians to become clinician-educators in the field of Geriatric Medicine. The Temple Fellowship program has been in existence since at least 1996 and has graduated over 20 fellows.

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Program: Hematology/Oncology
Program Director: Efrat Dotan, M.D.
GME Contact: Barbara Dalglish, (215) 728-3545
Email: Barbara.Dalglish@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Hematology and Oncology Sections are divided into three services:

  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Consultation service. with special emphasis on anemia, hemostatic and thrombotic disorders.
  • Inpatient Oncology Unit with emphasis on the management of a broad spectrum of malignancies.
  • The autologous and allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant Units.

Members of the Section of Hematology direct the Clinical Coagulation Laboratory, the Special Hematology Laboratory, and the Blood Bank. The Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, directed by A. Koneti Rao, MD, is staffed by Section of Hematology investigators. Research activities include cellular and molecular biology of platelets, megakaryocytes and endothelial cells, biochemistry of coagulation proteins, regulation of hematopoiesis, and studies of the therapeutic potential of monoclonal antibodies and biologic response modifiers.

Oncology research involves clinical trials oriented toward drug development and bone marrow transplantation and studies on the cell biology of hematopoietic stem cells and the immunohematology of bone marrow transplantation.

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Program: Infectious Diseases
Program Director: Heather Clauss, M.D.
GME Contact:  Chanel Bush: (215) 707-5734
Email: Chanel.Bush@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Section of Infectious Diseases conducts one of the busiest consultation and teaching services at Temple University Hospital. Residents have the opportunity to see and discuss a wide range of adult infectious disease problems. In addition, they attend a weekly pediatric infectious disease conference. Conferences are held within the Section four days each week and residents on the elective attend Clinical Microbiology Rounds in the laboratory three days a week. The Section of Infectious Diseases also operates a travel and immunization clinic. Research interest include alterations of drug protein binding in disease states, novel mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, clinical epidemiology, clinical applications of new antimicrobial agents, and infections complicating cancer. Two of the Section members are also in the Section of HIV Medicine and participate in the HIV ambulatory clinic. All Section members care for hospitalized patients with HIV and a wide spectrum of infections related to organ transplantation, cancer, substance abuse, and altered immunity.

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Program: Interventional Cardiology
Program Director: Brian O'Murchu, M.D.
GME Contact:  Christina DeRiggi: (215) 707-9410
Email:   Christina.DeRiggi@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: On a routine basis, we perform high-risk interventions on heart failure patients who have often been turned away by other institutions. We also have expertise in caring for, managing and performing procedures on lung, heart and other transplant recipients in collaboration with our transplant and LVRS programs.

 
We perform the full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for coronary disease treatments with outcomes that meet or exceed national standards.

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Program: Nephrology
Program Director: Duncan Johnstone, M.D.
GME Contact: Alicia Reid: (215) 707-5092
Email: Alicia.Reid@tuhs.temple.edu  

Description: The Section of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation provides an active consultation and fellowship program covering the broad range of renal-electrolyte medicine. Participation in the weekly nephrology grand rounds, journal clubs and pathology conferences is an integral part of the elective. The end-stage renal disease program provides exposure to patients undergoing hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation. Faculty research interests include mechanisms and hormonal modulation of ion transport, mechanisms of hypertension and clinical studies on progression of renal disease and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base metabolism.

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Program: Plastic Surgery
Program Director: James Fox, M.D.
GME Contact: Tiffany Copeland: (215) 707-7032
Email: Tiffany.Copeland@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Temple Plastic Surgery Residency Program was established in the 1960’s and completely reorganized in 2008. All aspects of plastic surgery are available including general plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, clefts and craniofacial surgery, microvascular free tissue transplantation, breast reconstruction, hand surgery, complex wounds, post-bariatric surgery, and plastic surgical education.  A microsurgery skills lab is available.  The clinical rotations include Temple University Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Abington Memorial Hospital.  General surgery residents and students rotate on the service.  There are sixteen faculty contributing to the plastic surgery educational program.  The program has been characterized as non-toxic.  The American Board of Plastic Surgery success rates are 100%.  Graduates of the program are extremely competitive for fellowships should they wish to pursue them.  There are opportunities for clinical research and basic science research at the university.

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Program: Pulmonary/Critical Care
Program Director: Albert Mamary, M.D.
GME Contact: Alicia Reid: (215) 707-5092
Email: Alicia.Reid@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: 

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Temple University Hospital exists within the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery.  Excellence in GME is central to that tripartite departmental mission of patient care, research, and education.  Leadership is united in the mission of providing world class fellowship education in a premiere clinical and research environment.  Our learning environment is designed so that strongly self-motivated and self-directed physicians in training have a structured curriculum and a safe and rich environment for expansive self-directed education.   The clinical environment is characterized by high patient volume, diversity and complexity, a multidisciplinary team approach to care and milestone based supervised progression toward fellow independence.  The clinical training includes all aspects of general pulmonary and critical care medicine and advanced medical, interventional and surgical care of pulmonary disease patients.  We are at the forefront of clinical medicine education in areas of lung transplantation, interventional and diagnostic bronchoscopy, diagnostic ultrasound, simulation training and clinical research.  The scholarship environment receives equal priority and support for learning research design, implementation analysis and writing.  All fellows produce clinical or basic science abstracts and present at international conferences often leading peer reviewed publications.  Most clinical research revolves around patient safety and quality improvement.

 Educating the next generation of pulmonary specialists is an important mission of the Temple Lung Center. Each year, hundreds of medical students, residents and fellows come to Temple to learn from some of the nation’s most experienced and innovative pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons.

At Temple, trainees practice in a variety of settings, treat complex lung diseases, learn cutting-edge procedures, participate in novel research and receive exposure to a diverse patient population. The Lung Center's educational activities include seminars, symposia, scientific publication and community outreach.

For future pulmonary specialists, the Temple Lung Center provides a broad and rich experience that prepares them to practice in any environment they choose


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Program: Rheumatology
Program Director: Irene Tan, M.D.
GME Contact: Chanel Bush: (215) 707-5734
Email: Chanel.Bush@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Section of Rheumatology provides care for outpatients with musculoskeletal disorders in the recently renovated Medical Office Building. Patients are seen every day, and there is a weekly Lupus Clinic. Several ongoing research projects are underway using samples from Rheumatology patients. An onsite Infusion Center facilitates administration of biological and other intravenous therapy and also benefits clinical research. The Section is also responsible for inpatient consultations in Rheumatology at Temple University Hospital.

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Program: Sleep Medicine
Program Director: Sheila E.Weaver, M.D.
GME Contact: Alicia Reid: (215) 707-5092
Email: Alicia.Reid@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Sleep Fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine is a one-year program which includes 4 fellows. This year of Sleep fellowship is designed to provide a strong clinical experience with opportunities to participate in clinical research and other scholarly activities. During this year fellow rotate at one-month intervals between general Sleep Medicine, Sleep inpatient consultation, neurology, psychiatry, and St. Christopher Children Hospital for pediatric sleep services.  Fellows take an active role in the initial workup, evaluation and management of all sleep patients during these rotations in their own outpatient continuity clinics and in private sleep clinics supervised by our Sleep faculty.  Fellows are responsible for the evaluation and therapeutic recommendations on all patients referred for consultation. In addition, they are involved in interpreting many of their patients’ polysomnograms including multiple sleep latency tests and mean wakefulness tests.

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Program: Vascular Surgery
Program Director: Eric Choi, M.D.
GME Contact: Tiffany Copeland (215) 707-7032
Email: Tiffany.Copeland@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: Educational objectives for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program are as follows:

  1. Identify and name the parts of the aorta and its first order branches.
  2. Explain the basic physiology of the circulation, including the relation of pressure, flow and resistance, and the factors that affect regional blood flow.
  3. Describe the basic histology of the arterial wall.
  4. Explain the fundamental differences between arterial and venous physiology in regard to pressure, flow, and capacitance.
  5. Explain basic concepts of atherosclerosis, including pathology, pathogenesis and risk factors.
  6. Describe the basic gross pathology of arterial aneurysms.
  7. Explain the basic concepts of the doppler effect and how it can be applied to the study of blood flow. Be able to define the term “duplex ultrasound”.
  8. Understand basic theory and practice of vascular imaging, especially ultrasound and contrast-angiography.
  9. Broadly describe the surgical exposures for carotid endarterectomy, abdominal aortic surgery, and lower extremity bypass.
  10. Describe common postoperative complications in the vascular patient, including factors that predispose to these events.
  11. Describe the management of these common complications.
  12. Describe the presenting signs and symptoms and initial management of ruptured aortic aneurysm, acute limb ischemia, and major vascular trauma.
  13. Describe the fundamental principles of lower limb amputation surgery, including basic anatomy, indications, amputation levels, postoperative care, and outcome.
  14. Understand and be able to describe the basic clinical features of the diseases listed below. These features include the basic pathophysiology, common symptoms and signs, useful diagnostic tests, broadly-stated treatment options, and prognosis with and without treatment.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Arteriosclerosis of the extremity arteries with claudication, rest pain or tissue necrosis
  • Diabetic foot disease
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Mesenteric ischemia, acute and chronic
  • Acute arterial occlusion
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency of the legs
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Program: Thoracic Surgery
Program Director: Cherie P. Erkman, M.D.
GME Contact: Tiffany Copeland: (215) 707-7032
Email:  Tiffany.Copeland@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The ACGME Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Temple University Hospital offers graduates of ACGME general surgery programs the opportunity to learn from our nationally recognized faculty within the Temple Cardiovascular Institute, the Temple Lung Center, Fox-Chase Cancer Center and Nemours DuPont Pediatriac Hospital.  In addition to teaching the skills to treat adult cardiac diseases, Temple has a particularly robust experience in end-stage cardiopulmonary diseases including heart and lung transplant, mechanical circulatory support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).  Temple’s thoracic surgery experience includes evaluation of thoracic malignancies within NCI-designated Cancer Center and treatment of benign esophageal and foregut disease within multidisciplinary program.  Fellows will gain proficiency in robotic and VATS lung resections, robotic foregut and esophageal surgery, advanced endoscopic and endobronchial therapy.

 

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Program: Surgical Critical Care
Program Director: Abhijit Pathak, M.D.
GME Contact: Tiffany Copeland: (215) 707-7032
Email:  Tiffany.Copeland@tuhs.temple.edu

Description: The Temple University Hospital Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is an accredited ACGME training program within the Department of Surgery.   Temple is a Quaternary care urban level one Trauma Center and an ABA verified Burn Center with a very active surgical critical care service.  Our program provides an exposure to a broad variety of critically ill surgical patients and the fellowship is entirely based at Temple University Hospital.  The fellowship is a one year traditional surgical critical care curriculum fulfilling all of the requirements of the American Board of Surgery.  Clinical rotations in our surgical ICUs are complemented by an extensive educational program as well as a robust research program.


 

 



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