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New faculty, upgrades to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and multiple new trials and studies are just some of the changes underway in the Acute Care Surgery Division. The addition of Jay Jenoff, MD, and Niels Martin, MD, brings the Division team to seven faculty, strengthening its intensivist program, which makes an attending acute care surgeon available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Drs. Jenoff and Martin recently joined the Division after completing Fellowships in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jenoff, Assistant Professor of Surgery and a 2005 graduate of the Jefferson Surgery residency program, is Board Certified in both surgery and critical care medicine. Dr. Martin, a 2006 graduate of Jefferson’s residency program is also Board Certified in surgery and critical care medicine and has been named the Associate Program Director of Graduate Education.

As part of Jefferson’s commitment to continually improving the care and experience of patients, the hospital is building a new, state-of-the-art ICU facility in the Gibbon Building on Jefferson’s Center City campus. Construction is expected to be completed during this year and will add to the existing ICU. The new space will accommodate 34 beds, half of which will be dedicated to surgical patients.

“This fully functional ICU will have the most advanced technology, tools and instruments available,” says Dr. Martin, “so that we can respond to a patient’s needs, from pre- and post-operative care to bedside procedures, under ideal conditions with the optimal equipment.” “Like any professional team, each member plays an important role,” says Dr.Jenoff, “and our two trauma nurse practitioners, Alannah Ryan, CRNP, and Catherine Gill-Preston, CRNP, are absolutely invaluable to the doctors and patients. Their case management skills, skill level, and compassion for patients are second-to-none.”

In addition to clinical priorities, the Division is placing a renewed emphasis on research and has recently undertaken several clinical trials and studies. “A number of these new studies make Jefferson—and our Division in particular—an exciting place to be right now, a place to grow as a professional,” says Dr. Martin. In trauma, for example, the group is looking at new methods of stabilization, prevention studies, and resuscitation. Faculty members are also studying abdominal wall outcomes and developing new protocols, while working with industry representatives on device implementation. Research projects include multidisciplinary collaborations with Jefferson colleagues in rehabilitation and orthopedics. Over the next 12–15 months Division faculty will present findings at multiple national academic meetings.

For more information about the Acute Care Surgery Division, visit their new website at www.jefferson.edu/acutecare