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Awards and Accolades

PAH Cardiologist Named President Elect of the NE Chapter of the NLA


Dean G. Karalis, MD, FACC, FNLAdirector of Preventive Cardiology, at PAH, and a clinical professor of Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, has been named the president elect of the Northeast Lipid Association of the National Lipid Association (NLA), and takes office in May 2016.

The NLA consists of a total of five regional chapters representing more than 3,500 members from the U.S. It is a multidisciplinary specialty society including physicians, allied health clinicians, researchers, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and dietitians.

The NLA was formed in 2000 to promote the specialization of clinical lipidology, a fairly young yet rapidly growing integrative branch of medicine focusing on lipids (molecules of fats, oils, waxes, some vitamins, and hormones), their metabolism and associated disorders.

Associated disorders such as heart attack and stroke account for approximately one-third of all deaths in the U.S. “Lipid management, involving lifestyle, dietary and pharmacologic interventions, has shown to be a most effective way to treat cardiovascular disease. Yet the number of specialists with expertise in lipid management is lacking in proportion to the number of patients facing cardiovascular and metabolic disorders,” said Daniel J. McCormick, DO, FACC, FSCAI, an interventional cardiologist at PAH and long-time colleague of Karalis. 

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Nominations for Master Clinician

Launched in 2013, the Academy of Master Clinicians recognizes those Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism. To date, 36 physicians have been selected through a rigor...Full story

A Celebration of Commitment and Quality

At a special celebration, HUP, CPUP, and Corporate recognized the 75 new members entering the UPHS 25-Year Club, as well as those reaching later milestones – 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service. Total active membership in the club is now up...Full story


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Abramson Cancer Center Earns "Exceptional" Rating

Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) has received an “exceptional” rating by the National Cancer Institute during an extensive peer-review process for its five-year competitive research support grant. The rating is the highest possible for a...Full story

Metz New Chair of Radiation Oncology

James Metz, MD, has been named chair of Radiation Oncology. He has been serving as the interim chair since November 2014, and held a series of administrative positions within the department beginning in 2005, when he was appointed director...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Edna Foa, PhD, director of Penn’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, received the 2015 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association for her contribution to the theory and clinical pra...Full story

PAH Emergency Department Receives Top Award

Pennsylvania Hospital’s Emergency Department was one of four hospitals to receive this year’s Lantern Award and is one of only 58 of the more than 5,000 EDs in this country to hold this prestigious recognition. The Lantern Award recognizes ...Full story

Great Save at Penn Medicine Washington Square

Some days can seem routine for staff. Then there are other days, the kind that remind us how each and every one of our jobs are integral to delivery of care at PAH andthat each of us can make a huge difference in a patient’s life – someti...Full story

PPMC Recognized for Summer Community Outreach Efforts

Last month, the People’s Emergency Center presented PPMC with a Certificate of Appreciation for its commitment to educating local children about healthy eating, the dangers of drug addiction, stroke awareness, and more, as part of the semi-...Full story

2015 Bach Fund Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Bach Fund Award recipients. Each year, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is fortunate to bestow upon select faculty members grants from the Bach Fund, a trust created through the Estate of Jeanette B...Full story


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