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Alejandro Perez, MD, has joined the Jefferson Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital with a dual faculty appointment in the Departments of Medicine and Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Perez completed his residency and fellowship training in vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Ehyal Shweiki, MD, FACS, has joined the Division of Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Shweiki is fellowship-trained in both cardiothoracic surgery (University of Louisville) and surgical critical care (Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital). He also holds an MS in Bioethics. He will serve patients at our Level I trauma center and surgical intensive care unit in Center City as well as our Level II trauma center at Paoli Hospital.

Theresa Zimmers, PhD, has joined the Division of Cancer Biology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Zimmers is a NIH-funded researcher focusing on cancer cachexia and identifying and addressing cancer outcome disparities in breast and lung cancer. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) have approved Jefferson as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.

David Tichansky, MD, FACS, director of Jefferson’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program, was also named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® designee.

Save the Date

September 20, 2012: The Inaugural Philip E. Donahue, MD Lectureship in Benign Gastrointestinal Diseases. William H. Nealon, MD (JMC ’79), Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University, “Evolution of a Concept: Creating a Framework for Managing the Complications of Pancreatitis.” 7 a.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall, Brent Auditorium.

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