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  • Benjamin Youdelman, MD has joined the Department of Surgery’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He completed three fellowship programs in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

  • John Kairys, MD, (JMC Class of 1993), Assistant Professor of Surgery, has joined the Dean’s Office as Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education, but will remain as the Vice Chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Surgery. He served as Program Director since 1999.

  • Karen Chojnacki, MD was named Program Director for the Department of Surgery's Residency Program. Her clinical practice specializes in minimally invasive surgery (see cover story).

  • Gerald Isenberg, MD was named the Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Surgery. He is also the Program Director of the Colorectal Fellowship Program.

  • A new Fellowship in Vascular Surgery has been awarded to the Department of Surgery by the ACGME. The two-year fellowship will train two fellows each year at Thomas Jeferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

  • The Division of Vascular Surgery recently opened a new endovascular surgical suite on Gibbon 5, featuring Phillips FD20 imaging technology. This is the first Philadelphia area suite where this degree of imaging is available in a fully functional operating room.

  • On January 1, 2008, seven surgeons of Jefferson University Physicians (JUP) assumed responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic Surgical Practice based at Ritner Street and Methodist Hospital. Patients will be seen at St. Agnes Continuing Care Center at 1900 South Broad Street. For more information, please call JUP at 215-551-0360.