THOUSAND SURGERIES WERE PERFORMED AT TEMPLE’S HOSPITALS LAST YEAR
Trauma Trial Temple is leading a first-ofits-kind study that could change how paramedics, nationwide, treat patients with gunshot or stab wounds to the torso. “We are investigating whether these patients have a better chance of survival if they are taken right to the hospital rather than first receiving standard field procedures,” says Amy Goldberg, MD, FACS, Chief of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care. Goldberg is leading Temple’s participation in the study, which includes the city’s other trauma centers and the Philadelphia Fire Department. “Inserting breathing tubes and providing IV fluids may be detrimental in certain cases,” Goldberg notes. “For example, if you put an IV line in a patient who is bleeding and pump their pressure up with intravenous fluids, you might dislodge clots and cause more bleeding.” Goldberg says the trial results could change standard paramedic practices for these types of trauma patients nationwide. In addition to advancing care for victims of traumatic violence, Temple is committed to violence prevention, education, and outreach. Its Cradle to Grave and Philadelphia Ceasefire programs target at-risk youth and known offenders. “Violence is a public health problem,” says Goldberg, Temple’s Interim Chair of Surgery.
Distinctions Stephen Aronoff, MD, MBA, Chair of Pediatrics
at Temple, has been elected to the American Pediatric Society, the oldest academic pediatric society in North America — a distinction reserved for child-health leaders whose contributions have earned national and international recognition. Mohan Doss, PhD, MCCPM, Associate
Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Fox Chase Cancer Center, received the International
Dose-Response Society’s Outstanding Leadership Award — recognizing his contributions to a deeper understanding of the science. Konstantinos Drossatos, PhD, Assistant
Professor in the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, received an American Heart Association Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award. His interests include heart function in patients with sepsis. Toby Eisenstein, PhD, Co-Director of Temple’s
Center for Substance Abuse Research, has been honored with the Founder’s Award of the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology, recognizing her “visionary contributions.” Paul Engstrom, MD, Acting Chair of Medical
Elizabeth Lee, MD
Oncology and Senior VP at Fox Chase, received the prestigious Rodger Winn Award of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) — recognizing his role as “father” of NCCN ’s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Elizabeth Lee, MD, Associate Director
of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Temple, has received a Unified Leadership Training in Diversity Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Michael Levy, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of
Medical Oncology and Director of the Pain and Palliative Care Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine — recognizing his outstanding contributions to shaping the direction of the field. Robert Lux, CPA, FHFMA, Chief Financial Officer of Temple University Health System, has been named one of this year’s top “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list features health care finance executives who have helped navigate their organizations through health care reform. FALL 2015 | TEMPLE HEALTH MAGAZINE |
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