Chairman Dr. Joe St. Geme announced that the Department of Pediatrics of the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was, again, ranked No.1 among all departments of pediatrics in the most recent U.S.News and World Report rankings of schools of medicine and associated programs. This marks the 11th consecutive year the program has been ranked first or second in the nation. He congratulated the faculty, stating, “This ranking reflects the talent, hard work, collaboration, and productivity of the faculty and staff across the Department, resulting in outstanding patient care, education, and research programs.” To read the full list, go to tinyurl.com/topmedschools2014.
Dr. Steve Altschuler, CEO, announced a new partnership between CHOP and AtlantiCare of southeastern New Jersey. This union will deliver CHOP tertiary NICU services and pediatric and subspecialist support to this community. The agreement further enhances the nation’s largest pediatric care network, the CHOP Care Network. He also announced that CHOP is the No.1 National Institutes of Health-funded children’s hospital.
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Zimmerman, senior neuroradiologist, who received the annual Richard D. Wood Distinguished Alumni Award. “Z” is a pioneer in the development of the science of radiologic imagery, which has contributed so much to the diagnostic methodology and of neurological diseases.
Dr. Chris Feudtner, director of the Department of Medical Ethics and director of research for the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at CHOP, is 1 of 5 recipients of the 2014 Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards given by the Hastings Center to a mid-career physician “for leadership in promoting better and more patient-driven care for children at the end of their lives, as well as their families.”
We offer condolences to the family of cardiac anesthesiologist Dr. Chad Cripe, who died in February at the age of 45 of a brain tumor. He completed fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesia and Cardiac Anesthesia at CHOP, and, after a brief time at Lehigh Valley, returned to Children’s Hospital in 2010.
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