Dr. Thomas Bauer of Christiana Care named President of the Philadelphia
Academy of Surgery
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 28, 2013
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Thomas Lee Bauer,
M.D., chief of Thoracic Surgery at Christiana Care Health System, has been
elected the 2013 president of the oldest surgical society in the United
States, the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.
"It is truly an honor to be a member and now to serve as the president of such
a historically significant surgical society," said Dr. Bauer, who sees
patients at Christiana Care's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. "Many of the
fathers of surgery, my mentors and even my mentors' mentors have served in
this capacity, so to lead this prestigious organization is a great privilege."
Founded in 1879, the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery predates even the
American Surgical Association. Its mission is to cultivate and improve the
science and art of surgery, elevate the medical profession, promote public
health as well as any other matters that fall within its sphere.
"Dr. Bauer has successfully handled the triple challenge of teaching, clinical
and translational research, and patient care," said Nicholas J. Petrelli,
M.D., Bank of America endowed medical director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer
Center. "This honor by the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery along with his
recent membership into the Society of University Surgeons illustrates his
continued academic success."
As an institutional and national principal investigator of clinical trials,
Dr. Bauer has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and other
organizations for his medical research at the Graham Cancer Center and the
University of Delaware. He has initiated and led numerous programs and
research projects aimed at advancing the treatment of lung and esophageal
cancer in Delaware and nationwide, 3D medical imaging, virtual bronchoscopy
and epidemiological studies of lung cancer.
Dr. Bauer also is an associate professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical
College and an adjunct assistant professor of biologic sciences at the
University of Delaware. He completed his residency training in general and
cardiothoracic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Bauer has received the resident teaching award and he has been chosen as a
physician ambassador for the operating room nurses. Dr. Bauer also has been
profiled as one of Delaware Today's TOP DOCTORS. He was awarded "Rising Star"
recognition in 2010 as one of Christiana Care's most notable doctors.
Outside of work, Dr. Bauer has used his own exercise history as a motivator
for patients. He has participated in several Ironman triathlons, and enjoys
spending weekends competing in swimming, biking and running competitions.
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SOURCE Christiana Care Health System
Contact: Hiran J. Ratnayake, Senior Manager of Media and Government Relations,
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