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The advantage of a program such as Abington – Jefferson Health is the close, often one-to-one relationship between residents and attending surgeons. All cases are performed by Abington Hospital general surgery residents as there are no fellows in training. All of the attending surgeons are board-certified in their specialties, and most hold teaching appointments at Drexel University and Temple University Schools of Medicine. All are dedicated to resident education.

Orlando C. Kirton, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery
(Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care and Surgery of Trauma, Jackson Memorial Medical Center)

Robert K. Josloff, M.D., Program Director
(Fellowship: Laparoendoscopic Surgery, University of New Mexico)
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Kristin M. Noonan, M.D., Associate Program Director
(Fellowship: Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Christopher M. Pezzi, M.D., Associate Program Director
(Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (adjunct), Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Surgical Oncology Education

Gintaras Antanavicius, M.D.
(Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Surgery, University of Minnesota)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine


Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr., M.D.
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, Surgical Simulation Laboratory

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Steven A. Fassler, M.D.
(Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson)
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine


Arthur M. Frankel, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Mauricio J. Garrido, M.D.
(Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device/Transplant and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University)
Director, Heart and Rhythm Program, Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease

Steven G. Harper, M.D.
(Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Ferguson Clinic)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Robert A. Jubelirer, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Soo Y. Kim, M.D.
(Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Ferguson Clinic)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Jeffrey W. Kolff, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
Surgery Clerkship Director

James T. Moore, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical
Assistant Professor of Surgery
, Temple University School of Medicine

Rohinton J. Morris, M.D.
(Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital)

Joseph H. Nejman, M.D.
(Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Ferguson Clinic)
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Seth L. Newman, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Michael L. Nussbaum, M.D.
(Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Ho Pak, M.D.
(Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, National Institutes of Health)

Richard E. Parsons, M.D.
(Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein Medical College)

Danielle M. Pineda, M.D.
(Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital)

Walter J. Scott, M.D., Chief, Thoracic Surgery
(Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Physiology and Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery. University of Chicago Medical Center)

Ryan M. Shadis, M.D.
(Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care, University of Miami)

Theodore R. Sullivan, Jr., M.D.
(Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, New England Medical Center)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Vascular Surgery Education

Thai Q. Vu, M.D.
(Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care, University of Miami)

James V. Yuschak, M.D.
(Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Trauma Program, Trauma/Critical Care Education

D. Mark Zebley, M.D.
(Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington University)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine