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Beth R. Hochman, M.D.
Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellow

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Trauma Center at Penn
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Maloney
Philadelphia PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7320

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Beth received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and subsequently completed her general surgery residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Her interests are in foregut pathology, health systems optimizing patient care, and international health. Her current clinical research focuses on handoff communication, while her current basic science focus lies in utilization of microengineering technology to elucidate, and ultimately develop therapeutics for, gut pathologies.

2013 - present Instructor of Surgery
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery
2014 - present University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science BIOLines Laboratory Clinical Fellow
2013 - present Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
2012 - 2013 Administrative Chief Resident – Columbia University Medical Center
2009 - 2013 General Surgery Residency – Columbia University Medical Center
2008 - 2009 General Surgery Internship – Columbia University Medical Center
2004 - 2008 MD – Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
2004 Intern – U.S. Department of State
Office of the Science & Technology Advisor to the Secretary
2003 - 2004 Intern – World Health Organization
(contributor to W.H.O. World Report on Knowledge for Better Health)
1999 - 2003 BA – Harvard College (Biochemistry, Magna Cum Laude)
International Societies
5/2014 - present World Health Organization Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (WHO GIEESC) (Member)
National Societies
3/2009 - present   American College of Surgeons (ACS)
(Resident Member RAS-ACS Education Committee member 10/2010-6/2013)


10/2011 - present Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) (Candidate Member)
6/2013 - present Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) (Member)
pending Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) (member candidate)
Local Societies
3/2009 - 6/2013 American College of Surgeons - NY Chapter (NYCACS) (Resident Liaison to Council)
  Gut-on-a-chip, BIOLines Laboratory, Dan Huh
  ICU Handoff Evaluation and Improvement, Jose Pascual-Lopez and Meghan Lane-Fall

  1. Hochman B, Hardy MA. Richard B Cattell: master surgeon, teacher, and innovator.  J Surg Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb;69(1):127-31.
  2. Harari A, Hochman B, Bessler M.  A new technique for intracorporeal liver retraction in laparoscopic surgery.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Jan-Feb;9(1):143.
  3. Diaphragm Injuries (chapter 3) in Papadakos and Gestring (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Trauma, Springer, Philadelphia, 2015. (in press)
2011 - 2012  Columbia General Surgery PGY4 Class Representative
2010 - 2011 Columbia Department of Surgery Startup Grant
2008 Columbia P&S Robert G. Bertsch Prize 
2004 U.S. Department of State Office of the Science & Technology Advisor to the Secretary Internship
2003 - 2004 World Health Organization Internship
(contributor to W.H.O. World Report on Knowledge for Better Health)
2003 Language Citation (certified fluency) in Spanish, Harvard
2000 - 2002 John Harvard and Harvard College Scholarships
2000 Netivot Fellowship

Dr. Beth Hochman

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