News Media Resources Publications Inside Penn Medicine Contact Us for Experts  
  System News | HUPdate | PresbyBulletin | What's New at PAH | Browse Archives  

Helping a Beloved PAH Family Member in Time of Crisis

Ludmir-and-TakamoriYou may have seen it on the news:  On January 23, Miki Takamori jumped from the second floor of her West Philadelphia apartment to escape a fire. The leap of bravery saved her life, but not before the fire and jump itself took their toll. Miki suffered significant burns over 30 percent of her body and a spinal cord injury. She is currently receiving care at the Temple University Hospital Burn Unit. A beloved colleague, Miki has worked for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since April 1997. She was the first employee of the CPUP OB/GYN practice when it was created here at PAH.

Miki Takamori is shown here with PAH Chair of OB/GYN, Dr. Jack Ludmir.

Prior to working at PAH, Miki worked at HUP in the Family Planning clinic. She is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Many employees and staff have inquired about Miki and asked how they can help.

Cards (no flowers, balloons or fruit permitted on the burn units) can be sent to:
Temple University Hospital Burn Unit
Broad & Ontario Streets
Rock Pavilion – 4th floor
Room 405– Miki Takamori
Philadelphia   PA 19140

Donations can be sent to:
Miki Takamori’s Donation Fund
Wells Fargo
50 E. Wynnewood
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Do you want to keep up with all the latest news stories about Penn Medicine?

Subscribe to Penn Medicine In the News daily emails! Click here to sign up online if you're not yet receiving one of our email editions.

Or, if you've received an email edition recently, use the "update your preferences" link at the bottom of the email or contact us to subscribe.

Do you volunteer your time or provide supplies to help those in need?

We're always looking for great story ideas!

Click here to send your stories, ideas, and photos to us online now, or email them to!

Make it count! Help us keep track of all of Penn Medicine's community outreach activities by filling out the Penn Medicine CAREs reporting form. No contribution is too small to report. Visit

Browse More Stories Inside Penn Medicine


About Penn Medicine   Contact Us   Site Map   Privacy Statement   Legal Disclaimer   Terms of Use

Penn Medicine , Philadelphia, PA 1-800-789-PENN © 2011, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania