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Benjamin Phillips, MD, FACS, has joined the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Phillips completed residency training in 2005 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and fellowship training in colorectal surgery in 2009 at Jefferson. He is dual- certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery and will practice in Center City and at Methodist Hospital.

Kudos: Drs. Paul J. DiMuzio and Scott D. Goldstein have been promoted to Professor of Surgery, Drs. Scott Cowan and Harish Lavu have been promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery, and Dr. Gurjyot Bajwa has been promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Michael Weinstein, MD, co-director of the Jefferson Center for Critical Care will be awarded the 2013 Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award by the Association of Surgical Education at the annual meeting in April. The award is posthumously named for Dr. Wolfson, the former Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Jefferson.

Jonathan Brody, PhD, director of the Division of Surgical Research, is the Chair-Elect of the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense. As the program chair for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, Dr. Brody will co-chair pre-application and programmatic review meetings which serve to allocate congressional funding to scientific research projects.

Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, FACS has been named a Knight of the Italian Republic by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Dr. Doria will be invested into the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic this summer. To mark the 60th anniversary of Dr. Gibbon’s heart-lung machine, Dr. Herbert Cohn will present a historic Grand Rounds lecture entitled “Fond Memories” on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7 a.m. in Foerderer Auditorium in the College Building at 1025 Walnut Street.

Save the Date: The John Y. Templeton, III, MD Grand Rounds will be held on May 9, 2013 at 7 a.m. in BLSB 101 at 233 South 10th Street. Dr. Douglas J. Mathisen, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Hermes C. Grillo Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, will deliver a presentation entitled “Tracheal Surgery”.