| August 27, 2002
Philip R. Spandorfer, MD, Appointed
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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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