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Joshua A. Marks, 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

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Joshua Marks completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in June 2013. He received his MD from Jefferson Medical College in June 2007, and his BA in Economics in May 2003, from Columbia University. During residency, Joshua did a research fellowship at Penn in the lab of Dr. Jose Pascual investigating traumatic brain injury and the immunomodulating role of hypertonic saline. Joshua has also been involved with pre-hospital emergency care since 1998, as a member of VMSC of Lower Merion and Narberth and the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF). His clinical interests include treating the acutely ill and injured patient, pre-hospital emergency trauma care and systems, surgical palliative care, and surgical education.

2013 - present  Instructor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
2013 - present  Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 - 2013  Academic Chief Resident in General Surgery                                      
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 - 2012   Residency in General Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 - 2011  Research Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
PI: Jose L. Pascual, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FRCP(C)
2007 - 2010 Residency in General Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2003 - 2007  MD - Jefferson Medical College
1999 - 2003 BA - Columbia University (Economics)
National Societies
2007 - present American College of Surgeons - Resident Member
2003 - present American Medical Association - Member
2014 - present Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Provisional Member 2010 - 2013
Active Member 2014 - present
2010 - present Society of Critical Care Medicine - Member
2012 - present Association for Academic Surgery – Candidate Member
2013 - present Association of Program Directors in Surgery – Resident Member
  National Association of EMS Physicians – Member
2000 - present National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF)
National Coordinator: 2000-2004
Secretary, Board of Directors, 2004 - present
Local Societies
2011 - present American College of Surgeons Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter - Resident Member
2003 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society - Member
2003 - present Philadelphia County Medical Society - Member
1998 - present Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lower Merion and Narberth (VMSC)
Secretary, Board of Directors: 2003 - 2005
Director 2008 - 2010
Treasurer 2010 - present
BLS Training Coordinator 2002 - 2008
Assistant Medical Director: 2010 - present 
  1. Marks JA, Rao A, Berger A. “Malignant Melanoma Presenting as Obstructive Jaundice                         Secondary to Metastasis to the Ampulla of Vater.” Journal of the Pancreas, March 2010, Vol 11(2).
  2. Marks JA, Hager E, Henry D, Martin ND. “Lower Extremity Vascular Stenting for Pseudoaneurysm in the Young Trauma Patient.” Journal of Emergency Trauma and Shock. April 2011, Vol 4(2)302-305.
  3. Gong W, Marks JA, Sanati P, Sims C, Sarani B, Smith D, Pascual P. “Hypertonic Saline Resuscitation of Hemorrhagic Shock Increases In Vivo Neutrophil Interactions with Endothelium in the Blood Brain Microcirculation.” J Trauma. August 2011;71:2:275-282.
  4. Martin ND, Marks JA, Donahue J, Giordano C, Cohen MJ, Weinstein MS. “The Mortality Inflection Point for Age and Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.” J Trauma. August 2011; 71:2:380-386.
  5. Marks JA, Martin ND, Jenoff JS, Weinstein MS. “Occult Pulmonary Arterio Venous Malformation Resulting in Acute Mesenteric Ischemia and Post-Operative Respiratory Failure.” The American Surgeon. August 2011; 77:8:1096-98.
  6. Talbot VA, Marks JA, Bodzin AS, Comeau JA, Maxwell PM, Isenberg GA, Martin ND. “Technical Skills Acquisition in Surgery-Bound Senior Medical Students: An Evaluation of Student Assertiveness.” Journal of Surgical Education. July/August 2012; 69:529-535.
  7. Marks JA. Li S. Gong W. Sanati P. Eisenstadt R. Sims C. Smith, DH. Reilly PM, Pascual JL.  “Similar   Effects of Hypertonic Saline and Mannitol on Inflammation of the Blood Brain Barrier Microcirculation After Brain Injury in a Mouse Model” J Trauma. August 2012; 73:2:351–357.
  8. Kumasaka K, Marks JA, Eisenstadt R, Murcy M, Samadi D, Li S, Johnson V, Browne K, Smith DH, Yukioka T, Schwab CW, Pascaul JL. “In vivo leukocyte-mediated brain microcirculatory inflammation: a comparison of osmotherapies and progesterone in severe TBI.” American Journal of Surgery. (Accepted for Publication).
  9. Marks JA, Pascual JL. “Selepressin in septic shock: Sharpening the vasst effects of vasopressin?” Crit Care Med. Invited Editorial. July 2014. 42:7:1747-48.
  10. Marks JA, Pascual JL. “Key to Cultural Awareness and Ethical Decision-Making in the ICU: Effective Communication” Critical Care Connections. In press.
2013 Phillip J. Wolfson, MD Excellence in Teaching Award
2012 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2012 Lauren B. Ehrlich Clinical Excellence in Trauma Residency Award
2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Scientific Award
2011 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident Research Paper Competition
State Competition (Pennsylvania) – First Place Basic Science Category
Regional Competition (Region III) – Second Place Basic Science Category
2008, 2009, 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award (Annual)
2009 The Gibbon Surgical Society Resident Teaching Award
2007 The Francis Torrens Stewart, MD Clinical Surgery Prize
2003 NCEMSF Campus EMS Provider of the Year 
2003 American College Health Association Lewis Barbato, MD Award

Dr. Joshua Marks

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