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Linwood R. Haith Jr.

Linwood R. Haith Jr., MD

Professor and Academic Chair, Department of Surgery; Associate Dean of External Affairs

Department: Surgery


  • MD - Harvard Medical School
  • BS - Yale University

Awards & Honors

  • Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs (2014-2023)
  • Teacher of the Year, Crozer-Chester Department of Surgery (2020)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Burn Association
  • Philadelphia Burn Foundation
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors for 2023

Dr. Haith is a member of the staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center and medical director of the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center.

Dr. Haith earned a BS in biology from Yale University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed a surgical internship at Yale New Haven Hospital, and a surgical and chief residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Shortly after joining the Crozer Burn Center, he was awarded a Traveling Burn Fellowship by the American Burn Association. He is a member of the staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center and medical director of the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center.

Dr. Haith has a long history of service to many professional societies, having served as president of the American Burn Association and as governor and committee chairman of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Haith has been a member of the board of the Philadelphia Burn Foundation since 1998 and president and council member of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.


  • Surgery - Yale New Haven Hospital


  • Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Traveling Burn Fellowship - American Burn Association

Affiliated Hospitals

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Linwood R. Haith Jr., MD, is a professor and academic chair of the Department of Surgery, as well as associate dean of external affairs. He has been a faculty member of the College of Medicine for more than 40 years.

A dedicated clinician and educator, Dr. Haith has been named to Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs list annually since 2014, and he received the Teacher of the Year award from the Crozer-Chester Department of Surgery in 2020. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.


Dr. Haith has been active in clinical research involving burn patients and has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has published 60 journal articles and the definitive chapter, “Burns/Inhalation,” in The Trauma Manual 2nd Edition. He has also presented locally, nationally and internationally on a range of topics related to the care of burn patients.


Recent Journal Articles

"The Current State of Topical Burn Treatments: a Review"
Hashmi DL, Haith LR
Current Trauma Reports September 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 160–168 |

"Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Preferred Triage and Initial Management of the Burned Patient"
Vercruysse GA, Alam HB, Martin MJ, Brasel K, Moore EE, Brown CV, Bettencourt A, Schulz J, Palmieri T, Haith L, Inaba KJ
Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Apr 25. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002348. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31045735

"Mucormycosis with intravenous isavuconazonium and topical Amphotericin B in a renally impaired patient"
Galvez A, Lipka O, Haith L, Scantling D, Kaplan M, Patton ML, Guilday R
Surgical Infections 2017

"Incidence of sinusitis in burn victims and association with inhalation injury"
Melchior N, Melchior E, Haith L, Patton ML
J Burn Care Res 2017

Recent Abstracts

"Management of Caliphylaxis in a Burn"
LR Haith, ML Patton, RE Guilday, M Stair-Buchman,CE Reigart
International Society of Burn Injuries, New Delhi, India, 2018

"Burn Techs: a Valuable Member of the Burn Team"
S Alexander, LRHaith, ML Patton, RE Guilday, M Stair-Buchman, CE Reigart
Northeast Regional Burn Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2018

"Nonstandard Approaches to Electrocautery Grounding in Large Burns"
Haith LR, Profetto R Patton ML, Guilday RE, Reigart C, Czerpak C
International Society for Burn Injuries, Miami, Florida, 2016

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.