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Firas George Madbak, 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: Pauline Keys
Administrative Telephone: 484-628-4884
Administrative Fax:  484-628-4880
Patient Appointments: 484-628-4879

firas.madbak@readinghealth.org

 

Dr. Madbak is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Attending surgeon at the Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA. Born in Palestine, he attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY and completed his general surgery residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. He then completed his Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (currently Rutgers) in Newark. His areas of clinical interest include early tracheostomy and tracheostomy weaning, laparoscopy in trauma and surgical education. His private interests include percussion, writing, soccer, traveling and spending time with his family. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

 
Faculty Appointments
2013 - present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2013 - present Active Surgeon
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
West Reading, Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2001 - 2005  MD - University of Kentucky College of Medicine (with distinction)
Lexington, Kentucky
 
1997 - 2001  BS - University of Kentucky (Chemistry)
Lexington, Kentucky
 
1997 - 2001   BS - University of Kentucky (Biology)
Lexington, Kentucky
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2012 - 2013 Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
University of Medicine Dentistry New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
 
2007 - 2012         Residency in General Surgery, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - 2007  Research Assistant, Price Institute of Surgical Research
Louisville, Kentucky
 
2005 - 2006 Internship in General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2013 - present Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
2013 - present Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, member
 
2006 - present  American Medical Association
 
2006 - present  American College of Surgeons (Associate Fellow)
 
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Teicher E, Madbak F, Dangleben D, Pasquale M.  Human acellular dermal matrix as a prosthesis for repair of a traumatic diaphragm rupture.  American Surgeon 76(2):231-232, Feb. 2010.
Abstracts (Last 3 Years):
  1. Madbak F, Hardin W.  Management of the open abdomen in pediatric trauma.  Poster Presentation, The John Templeton Pediatric Trauma Symposium, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 2, 2012.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports:
  1. Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F.  Infection and antibiotics.  Chap. 4 in Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F (eds.): ABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013, 37-46.
  2. Madbak F.  Fluids/electrolytes/nutrition.  Chap. 7 in Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F (eds.): ABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013, 63-80.
  3. Madbak F.  Hepatobiliary.  Chap. 15 in Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F (eds.): ABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013, 189-202.
  4. Madbak F.  Pancreas.  Chap. 16 in Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F (eds.): ABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013, 203-214.
  5. Dangleben D, Sandhu R, Madbak F.  Trauma.  Chap. 21 in Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F (eds.): ABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013, 281-308.
  6. Dangleben D, Madbak F, Lieberman J.  Critical care.  Chap. 22 in Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak F (eds.): ABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013, 309-324.
Books
  1. Madbak FBridge Across the Abyss: Medical Myths & Misconceptions. Boca Raton, FL: Universal Publishers, 2008.
  2. Dangleben D, Lee J, Madbak FABSITE Slayer.  New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013.
  3. Dangleben D, Madbak F, Adkinson J.  The Open Abdomen.  Philadelphia: Springer Pub., 2013 (in press).
Alternative Media
  1. Dangleben D, Madbak F.  Surgery Resident Aid.  Application for iPhone, 2010.
  2. Dangleben D, Madbak F.  ABSITE Quiz.  Application for iPhone, 2010.
  3. Dangleben D, Madbak F.  Lower Endoscopy.  Application for iPhone, 2011.
  4. Dangleben D, Madbak F.  Surgical Radiology.  Application for iPhone, 2012.
  5. Dangleben D, Madbak F.  Trauma Cases.  Application for iPhone, 2012.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2011 Winner, Regional Surgical Jeopardy, Keystone chapter of ACS
Allentown, Pennsylvania
 
2011 Participant, National Surgical Jeopardy, ACS Clinical Congress
San Francisco, California
 
2004 - 2005 UKCOM Sue Fosson Humanities Festival: Participant
 
2003 Promoted with High Distinction to Third Year of Medical School
 
2002 - 2003 Medical Student Government Association, Class of 2005 Representative
 
2001 UKCOM Class of 2005 Treasurer
 
2001 Hammond Award for Leadership, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky
 
2001 - 2005 Beale Scholarship for Academic Excellence
 
2000 - present Golden Key National Honor Society: Member
 
1998 - 2001 Academic Dean's List, University of Kentucky

Dr. Firas Madbak

 
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