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Shannon M. Foster, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
6th and Spruce Streets, B Building - 4th Floor
West Reading, PA 19611
Administrative Assistant: Charlene Benner
Administrative Telephone: 484-628-4888
Administrative Fax: 484-628-4880
Patient Appointments:


Dr. Foster is an Assistant Professor of Surgery. She completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the Mayo Clinic in 2009 and also completed her General Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic.

Faculty Appointments
2009 - present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2009 - present Active Surgeon
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
West Reading, Pennsylvania
2009 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995 - 1999 B.S. University of Akron
Akron, Ohio (Microbiology)
1999 - 2003 M.D. Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
2000 International Course of Tropical Medicine
Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2003 - 2008 Resident in General Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
2008 - 2009 Fellow in Surgical Critical Care, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
National/International Societies
2010 - pending Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
(Application Pending)
2009 - present Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
2009 - present Priestly Surgical Society
2008 - present Society of Critical Medicine, In-Training Group
2003 - present American College of Surgeons
Candidate & Associate Group
1999 - 2003 American Medical Women’s Association Student Section (Activities Coordinator)
1999 - present American Medical Women’s Association
1999 - 2003 American Medical Association Student Section
(Academic Enrichment Coordinator, Assembly)
1999 - present American Medical Association
1999 - 2003 American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine Student Section
(President 2002, Recruitment Chair)
Local/Regional Societies
2009 - present   Keystone Chapter American College of Surgeons
2009 - present Berks County Medical Association
2009 - present   Pennsylvania Medical Association
2003 - 2009 Minnesota Surgical Society
2003 - 2009 Minnesota Medical Association
Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Donnelly SF, Foster SM, Bannon MP. 5 Steps to prevent CVC-related infections. Contemporary Surgery on-line, Dec. 2007 (link).
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2005, 2008 International Health Program Scholar, Mayo Clinic
2001 - 2003 Outstanding Student Leader, Medical College of Ohio
2000 Outstanding New Student Leader, Medical College of Ohio
2000 Ohio Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Citizen & Scholar
Medical College of Ohio
2000 Woman to Watch Award
2000  JC Penny Golden Rule Award for Community Service
1999 - 2003 Van Buren Medical School Award and Scholar, Medical College of Ohio
1999  Outstanding Officer (President, University Honors Club), University of Akron
1999 Outstanding Senior (Class of 1999), University of Akron
1999 A-Key Award, University of Akron
1996 - 1999 Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges
1995 Tylenol-Revco National Scholar, University of Akron
1995 - 1999  Akron Jaycee Foundation Memorial Scholar, University of Akron
1995 - 1999 Women in Higher Education Scholar, University of Akron
1995 - 1999 Lisle M. Buckingham Scholar, University of Akron
1995 - 1999 Presidential Scholar, University of Akron
1995 - 1999 University Scholar, University of Akron

Dr. Shannon Foster

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