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H. Hank Simms, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Residency Program Director. Dr. Simms is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and is Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Simms received his medical degree from George Washington University and completed his surgical internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, and his junior residency in trauma at San Francisco General Hospital in California. He spent one year at the Royal Cornwall Hospital England as a registrar in general surgery. Dr. Simms completed his surgical residency training at Beth Israel Hospital where he served as both Chief Resident and Surgical Coordinator. He went on to complete a fellowship in trauma surgery and critical care medicine at Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Simms came to Einstein Medical Center from North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he served as Chairman and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Simms also held the position of John D. Mountain Professor of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine and Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Simms is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Medical School : Brown University, Providence RIInternship : NY Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical CenterResidency : NY Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical CenterFellowship : North Shore University Hospital
Richard H. Greenberg, MD, is the Director of Surgical Education, Director of the Outpatient Surgical Clinics and Director of Surgical Endoscopy for the Department of Surgery. He also serves as President of the Einstein Medical Center Medical Staff Board. Dr. Greenberg is board certified in surgery and colon and rectal surgery and is Associate Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Greenberg received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his general surgery internship at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and residency at Einstein Medical Center. Immediately following residency, he completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Ferguson Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Greenberg has worked tirelessly over the years to help create a structured educational program for our residents. He also serves as a trauma surgeon and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor.
Mark J. Kaplan, MD, is the Associate Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Chairman of the Division of Trauma/SICU. Dr. Kaplan is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and is Associate Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from Temple University Hospital and completed his general surgery residency here at Einstein Medical Center. Immediately following residency he joined Robert G. Somers, MD (the Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Surgery at Einstein at that time) in his general surgical practice. He has been an active member of the medical staff since 1987 during which time he has served as a primary teaching attending to the residents and medical students for which he has received several teaching awards over the years.
Dr. Ortiz joined our program in July 2001 as an attending surgeon and during the course of the next four years he became the Section Chief for the Pancreas Transplant Program. He resigned in June 2004 and returned in July 2008 to take the position of Program Director.
Dr. Ortiz completed the General Surgery Residency Program at North Shore University Hospital in New York, NY from 1991-1996. Following the completion of his residency he completed an Organ Transplant Fellowship at University of Miami Medical Center from 1996 – 1998 following which he joined the staff in the Division of Transplantation at UC Irvine Medical Center at the University of California and was appointed Director, Renal Transplant Program from 1998-2000 when he left to join the medical staff at Einstein.
Dr. Ortiz is a board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
A General Surgery resident shares her experience and explains how her expectations have been met through her first two years within Einstein Medical Center's Department of Surgery Residency.