ABRAZO ARROWHEAD CAMPUS LAUNCHES NEW MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS “Through our local physician leadership, Abrazo will have direction over the curriculum and residents’ hands-on training to suit our community’s needs.”
brazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale is the primary clinical site for new general surgery and internal medicine medical residency programs, which will add to the community’s ability to attract and retain future physicians. The first classes of residents began rotations in July. The new residencies are an expansion of Abrazo Health’s commitment to local medical education. The family medicine residency program at Abrazo Central Campus has been educating primary care physicians for more than 40 years, and many of those physicians continue to serve Valley communities. The addition of internal medicine and general surgery residencies demonstrates Abrazo’s commitment to expanding teaching and research in its hospitals, says Dr. Akil Loli, designated institutional official for graduate medical education with Abrazo Community Health Network. “This represents a watershed moment for Abrazo Community Health Network as we are able to combine patient care in our hospitals with academic achievements,” Dr. Loli says. “Through our local physician leadership, Abrazo
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Dr. Akil Loli will have direction over the curriculum and residents’ hands-on training to suit our community’s needs.” Residents in both specialties will work closely with physicians at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo West Campus. Overseeing the internal medicine residency is Dr. Jason Klein, and the program director for the general surgery residency is Dr. William Arnold. “I’m thankful for the leadership of
our Designated Institutional Officer, Dr. Akil Loli, as well as the program directors and the rest of the faculty of the graduate medical education program,” says Abrazo Arrowhead Campus Chief Executive Officer Jeff Patterson. “Through their dedication to teaching and developing the next generation of physicians, we were able to attract a tremendously talented group of physicians in our first year. I believe the educational experience our residents will receive at the Abrazo Community Health Network will continue to draw gifted residents and augment the care provided in our facilities.” Dr. Loli adds, “Our program offers a collaborative clinical environment that will serve as the foundation for building clinical experience and patient advocacy.” Chief Executive Officer of Abrazo Community Health Network Frank Molinaro, says, “Residents will have real-world learning opportunities with renowned cardiac and vascular specialists at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, emergency and trauma training at the Level I Trauma Center at Abrazo West, and with the numerous disciplines offered at Abrazo Arrowhead. We are committed to providing quality care and a safe environment for each of our patients, as well as effective learning opportunities for our residents.” Abrazo Community Health Network includes five acute-care hospitals — Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Abrazo West Campus — along with freestanding emergency centers, urgent care centers, primary care and specialty physician practices. Abrazo is building new microhospitals in Surprise and Mesa, which will open over the coming year. For more information, visit AbrazoHealth.com.
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