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Gurjyot Bajwa, MD, has joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She is fellowship-trained in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery. She also trained in complex adult cardiac surgery and minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Patrick Greaney, MD, has joined the Division of Plastic Surgery. He completed his General Surgery residency at Jefferson in 2007, followed by a fellowship in burn reconstruction at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center of the Weill Cornell / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a plastic surgery residency and a fellowship in microsurgery. He will provide services at Jefferson and Methodist Hospital.

Leonidas Koniaris, MD, FACS, has been named Chief of Surgery at Methodist Hospital and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery. He specializes in hepato-pancreaticobiliary and general surgery. He will provide leadership and professional services primarily at Methodist Hospital but will also have privileges and academic responsibilities at Jefferson.

Robert McCairns, MD, FACS, has joined the full time faculty after serving as a volunteer faculty member since 1983. He specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and will continue to provide care at Methodist Hospital.

Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS, has joined the Division of General Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Jefferson in 2007 followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He will provide services primarily at Methodist Hospital and specializes in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery.

Jordan Winter, MD, has joined the Divisions of General Surgery and Surgical Research. He trained in surgery at Johns Hopkins and then spent two years at Memorial Sloan Kettering as a surgical oncology fellow. He specializes in hepato-pancreaticobiliary surgery and will split his time between clinical duties and research under the mentorship of Jonathan Brody, PhD.

Ten department faculty members were included in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” May 2011 issue. Congratulations to Drs. Karen Chojnacki, Murray Cohen, Steven Copit, James Diehl, Paul DiMuzio, James Fox, Scott Goldstein, John Moore, Jr., Anne Rosenberg, and Charles Yeo.

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