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August 27, 2002

Philip R. Spandorfer, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Philip R. Spandorfer, MD, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, specializing in Emergency Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Prior to his appointment, Spandorfer was an instructor of Pediatrics in Penn's School of Medicine. His research efforts focus on the assessment and treatment of dehydration in children from viral gastroenteritis. He is presently conducting a clinical trial on this subject, and is also involved in several research projects to determine the quality of research that has been conducted in the past in pediatric emergency medicine research.

Spandorfer is a 1991 alumnus of Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Psychology. He received his medical degree in 1995 from the Medical College of Georgia. His residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine were taken at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was recently invited to lecture on pediatric emergency medicine at a conference held on Hilton Head Island.

Spandorfer holds specialty certifications in pediatrics as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, and an Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. He is also a 2000 and 2002 award recipient of the Jean Cortner Divisional Teaching Award from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's pediatric residency program and is also a peer reviewer with the Pediatric Emergency Care and the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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