PA) - The University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery Division announces
the appointment of Rohinton J. Morris, MD, as Surgical
Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Programs.
In his new role, Dr. Morris will direct management of end-stage
heart failure patients and patients who require mechanical ventricular
assistance and transplantation. He will also continue development
of the Artificial Heart Program.
Dr. Morris has been with the Health System since 1999, and most
recently was Associate Director of the program. He is also a Clinical
Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine. Dr. Morris is a Fellow of the American College
of Surgeons and holds memberships in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
as well as the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
A long-time resident of Philadelphia, Dr. Morris was an attending
cardiothoracic surgeon previously at Hahnemann University Hospital,
where he also headed up the heart transplant program.
PENN Medicine is a $2.7 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn’s School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation
for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked #4 in the nation in
U.S. News & World Report’s most recent ranking of top
research-oriented medical schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty
and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide
for its superior education and training of the next generation of
physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes: its
flagship hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
consistently rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll”
hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; a
faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home health care and hospice.