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The academic year 2011/2012 is now four months old, and we are off to a splendid start! We (a) have welcomed several new faculty members and a bolus of categorical interns (see below), (b) had a leadership transition at our Methodist Hospital, (c) are in growth mode at Methodist with initiatives in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care and Surgical Oncology (see the cover story), and (d) with the leadership of Dr. Nicholas Cavarocchi have seen remarkable growth in our adult ECMO program with outstanding clinical results and several research projects brought to fruition. Exciting times again this year at Jefferson!

I want to take this opportunity to also praise the Jefferson Foundation and particularly Lara Goldstein who returned from her recent maternity leave at full throttle. As Director of Development for the Department of Surgery, Lara has been instrumental in the tripling of philanthropic support to the Department between 2006 and 2011. She has partnered well with our researchers to assist with grant submissions and with our clinicians in building relationships with our grateful patients. Lara’s efforts have also culminated in a recent estate gift to the Department (see Those Who Give) directed towards the support of our surgical fellowships. It is important that we all redouble our efforts to bring support to the Department, as we grow our volumes and our footprint in the Delaware Valley.


Just prior to going to press, we learned of the passing of our esteemed colleague, Dr. John H. Moore, Jr., on September 26, 2011. John was a committed Jeffersonian who touched the lives of thousands of patients, residents, students and staff. He was also a sage advisor. A fund, “The John H. Moore Jr., MD, Surgical Residency Fund” has been initiated in his honor.

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