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Dr. Linwood Haith Appointed Academic Chair of Surgery

July 25, 2023

Linwood R. Haith Jr., MD, has been appointed academic chair of the Department of Surgery effective July 1. Dr. Haith has been a faculty member of the College of Medicine for more than 40 years and is currently a professor of surgery, as well as associate dean of external affairs.

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.

He 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.

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.

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