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Leadership Transitions

New Chief of PAH Cardiovascular Surgery

FurukawaSatoshi Furukawa, MD, has been named chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. Previously chief of CT surgery at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Furukawa specializes in open and minimally invasive surgery, cardiac and lung transplantation, mitral valve repair, and other procedures. His other clinical specialties include high-risk cardiac surgery and off-pump ventricular assist device implantation surgery. He also has an interest in stress management and alternative medicine post-surgery. Furukawa has performed more than 400 heart and 120 lung transplants.

Puopolo Named PAH Section Chief  Karen-Puopolo

Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD, has been named the new section chief of Neonatology & Newborn Pediatrics at Pennsylvania Hospital. Puopolo comes to Penn from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Puopolo’s research is focused on the incidence, microbiology, risk factors, and prevention of infections that affect all infants at birth – as well as those that affect premature babies in the NICU.

She is board certified in neonatal/perinatal medicine and pediatrics.

Wilson Interim Director of Orphan Disease Center 

Wilson-James-formalJames M. Wilson, MD, PhD
, has been named interim director of the Center for Orphan Disease Research & Therapy, an interdisciplinary program focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases through innovation and translation of therapeutic strategies, and partnerships among investigators, academic institutions, industry, and funding agencies. Orphan diseases represent a collection of disorders that afflict fewer than 200,000 individuals for any single disease type. Over 25 million people in the United States suffer substantial morbidity and mortality from orphan diseases. 

Speaking with HUP's Leaders

At a recent Meal with an Administrator, HUP executive director Garry Scheib encouraged everyone to consider giving to the Penn’s Way campaign (which ends this Friday, November 14). Any donations to HUP go directly to a special fund to provi...Full story

Penn Medicine Employee Flu Campaign Ends December 1, 2014

Over the past four years, 99% of HUP and UPHS employees have been vaccinated for seasonal influenza. Getting the flu vaccine reduces the risk of illness for our staff and helps keep our patients, colleagues, and families safe and healthy. U...Full story

Join the Great American Smokeout

The Health System is proud to join the American Cancer Society in promoting the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20. Did you know that tobacco use is the single-most preventable cause of disease and premature death in the Unite...Full story

Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

As an academic medical institution, Penn Medicine stands ready to provide expert clinical care under a broad range of circumstances, keeping the safety and protection of our patients and staff as our top priority at all times. The likelihoo...Full story

Meet the AP Providers

Learn more about the roles of HUP’s advanced practice clinicians -- nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and nurse anesthetists -- during the annual Advanced Practice Providers Week. A “Meet and Greet” will take place ...Full story

PM Wins 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

Earlier this year, the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), and the Gift of Life Donor Program to create the 2014...Full story

Blood Donation Center Moves

The Penn Medicine Blood Donation Center has moved from the Penn Tower Bridge level to the new Apheresis, Infusion and Blood Donation Center on Ravdin 3. Now it’s more convenient than ever to make a life-saving donation. The Center is open M...Full story

All Employee Meetings

Learn more about HUP and the Health System at an All Employee Meeting. The next three will be held on: Tuesday, October 21, from 8:30 to 9:30 am Tuesday, November 4, from noon to 1 pm Tuesday, December 9, from 5 to 6 pm All Employee...Full story

OncoLink Brown Bag Webinar

Date: October 7 Time: 2 pm Topic: Nutritional Strategies for Managing Lower GI Side Effects of Treatment Click here to learn more....Full story

Three HUP Nurses Named AAN Fellows

Congratulations to the three HUP nurses who were selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN): Regina S. Cunningham, PhD, RN, chief nursing executive Mary Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, clinical director of Neurosciences, Wome...Full story

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