Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital Welcome Glenn Laub, M.D., as Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital Welcome Glenn Laub, M.D., as Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital are pleased to announce that Glenn W. Laub, M.D., has joined both institutions as chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and clinical service chief, respectively.

Laub comes to Philadelphia from the Heart Hospital at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., where he has been director and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery. Laub founded the program at St. Francis which, under his leadership, has had outstanding clinical outcomes and was top-ranked in the April 2010 New Jersey Health Care Quality Assessment Cardiac Surgery report. He also held an appointment as clinical associate professor of surgery at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. In addition, he served as courtesy staff surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, University Medical Center at Princeton, and Capital Health System in Trenton.

Laub has performed over 5,000 cardiac surgery operations and has pioneered minimally invasive and valve procedures. Throughout his career, he has invented several surgical devices to improve patient outcomes during heart surgeries. He started his own company, Defibtech, an award-winning manufacturer of lifesaving AEDs, and holds 10 patents for medical devices, including a less invasive catheter used to connect patients to a heart-lung machine, which he developed during his surgical residency. Another device he invented measures blood flow in a patient’s leg.

Laub received his undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering from Yale University and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at what is now NYU Langone Medical Center. Laub has served as principal investigator on more than a dozen research studies and has authored more than 120 manuscripts and abstracts. In addition, he was the founding president of the 21CCSS, an international cardiac surgery society, and has received numerous awards, including the Heart Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association. He has frequently been named a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

About Drexel University College of Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most highly innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University’s expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. The College of Medicine is home to one of the nation’s leading centers for spinal cord research; one of the foremost centers for malaria study; and a highly regarded HIV/AIDS program with extensive NIH-funded research in prevention and therapeutic interventions. Drexel University College of Medicine has been designated a Vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is highly respected in numerous other specialties including autism, cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, and toxicology. Visit http://www.drexelmed.edu for more information.

About Hahnemann University Hospital

Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments and was named a 2010 Best Hospital for Heart and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Reports. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit http://www.hahnemannhospital.com    

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