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Friday, May 11, 2012

Eight Orthopaedic Surgeons from Penn Medicine Make Top Doctors List

Each year, Philadelphia magazine recognizes the area's outstanding doctors in their annual Top Doctors list. The list is viewed as a "gold standard for those seeking the finest medical care in the Philadelphia area."

We are pleased to announce that eight Orthopaedic surgeons from Penn Medicine made the 2012 Top Doctors list. The eight Orthopaedic surgeons and their specialties are as follows:

Name Specialty
David J . Bozentka, MD Hand and upper extremity surgery, elbow surgery
Craig Israelite, MD Knee replacement, hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery
Frederick S. Kaplan, MD Bone disorders-metabolic, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP), progressive osseous heteroplasia (POH)
John D. Kelly, IV, MD Sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, rotator cuff surgery
Richard D. Lackman, MD, FACS Bone cancer, sarcoma, limb-sparing surgery
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS Reconstructive microvascular surgery, microsurgery
Brian J. Sennett, MD Arthroscopic surgery, cartilage damage, sports injuries
Keith L. Wapner, MD Foot and ankle surgery, tendon surgery, arthritis
The Top Doctors list recognizes not only doctors who excel in academic medicine and research, but also those with outstanding interpersonal skills. Philadelphia magazine selects physicians for its Top Doctors list through both a national and local nominating process completed by peer doctors.

Penn Medicine's department of orthopaedic surgery offers advanced, personally-tailored care and the latest treatment options for a variety of injuries and disorders within ten orthopaedic subspecialties. It is ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making it the best program for orthopaedics in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Penn Brain Tumor Center: Caring for Patients from Discovery to Recovery

The Penn Brain Tumor Center consists of a multidisciplinary team of specialists who provide personalized treatment and cutting-edge therapy for benign and malignant brain tumors. With top-ranked cancer and neurosurgery clinicians and scientists, the Penn Brain Tumor Center offers the most complete spectrum of care for patients with brain tumors in the Philadelphia region.

Available treatment options include:
  • Neuromonitoring, including awake craniotomy, language and motor mapping
  • MR-guided surgery with diffusion tractography to detect fiber tracts
  • Personalized medicine with molecular profiling of brain tumors
  • CyberKnife®
  • Gamma Knife®
  • Proton therapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Advanced neurosurgery for complex and “inoperable” brain tumors
  • Endoscopic approaches to skull-base tumors

The Penn Brain Tumor Center is translating research into new therapeutics to treat brain tumors, including personalized drug, vaccine and molecular targeted therapies. In addition, as an active member of the National Cancer Institute’s Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC), the Center offers patients access to clinical trials that are not available anywhere else in the region.

The Penn Brain Tumor Center has been recognized by the American Brain Tumor Association for providing the highest quality care and advancing understanding and treatment of brain cancer. 

From translational research to cutting edge clinical trials and the latest treatment options, the Penn Brain Tumor Center is committed to providing exceptional care to patients with brain tumors.
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