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Adam M. Shiroff, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
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Administrative Office:
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Medical Office Building 1st Floor, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Lauren Plunkett
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-9426
Administrative Fax: 215-243-4605
Patient Appointments: 215-662-7320

Clinical Offices:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Maloney 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
West Pavilion, 2nd and 4th Floors
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Philadelphia
3900 Woodland Avenue, 5th Floor
Surgical Business Office
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Shiroff received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed his surgical residency at Christiana Care Health System and completed a two-year fellowship in Trauma & Surgical Critical here at Penn in 2009. He was recruited to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and then went on to become the Trauma Program Medical Director of RWJ’s Level 1 Trauma Center in 2012. In 2013 Dr. Shiroff assumed the role of Chief of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery for Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Program aimed to expand the Rutgers Trauma Network across New Jersey.

Dr. Shiroff’s principle interests are trauma systems, emergency surgery and new business development. He actively participates in clinical research and engages in educational efforts from teaching elementary school age children about health and safety to lecturing attending surgeons at national meetings. Dr. Shiroff is a course director of multiple American College of Surgeon courses and actively participates in national level trauma surgery organizations and committees. He has supported his local community though volunteer activities providing surgical support to county and state law enforcement during high risk operations.

Clinically, his expertise is in trauma surgery, surgical critical care and emergency general surgery. He has become a nationally recognized expert in operative management of rib fractures and has taught the techniques of rib fracture fixation to surgeons from around the world. Dr. Shiroff is routinely referred cases to review and offers second opinions and solutions to rib fracture patients across the country.

Faculty Appointments
06/01/16 - present   Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009 - 2016 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
2008 - 2009  Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments
06/01/16 - present Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
06/01/16 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
06/01/16 - present Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 - 2015 Medical Director, NeuroCritical Care
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, New Jersey
2013 - 2015 Co-Medical Director, Meridian Transfer Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, New Jersey
2013 - 2015 Attending Staff Surgeon and Intensivist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, New Jersey
2013 - 2015  Trauma Medical Director
Jersey Shore University Medical Director
Neptune, New Jersey
2013 - 2015 Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, New Jersey
2012 - 2013 Trauma Program Director
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
2010 - 2013 Trauma PI Director
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
2009 - 2011 Associate Trauma Program Director
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
2009 - present Attending Staff Surgeon and Intensivist
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Other Appointments
2009 - 2013 Trainer, U.S. Government (trauma training of federal agents of the ATF, FBI, CIA)
2009 - 2013 Co-Medical Director, New Jersey Tactical Officers Association
2009 - 2013 Trauma Surgeon to the New Jersey State Police
(provision of support for Troop C of the NJSP Swat Team)
2009 - present Committee Member, New Jersey Trauma Center Council
2009 - present Executive Committee Member, New Jersey State Trauma System
(appointed by Governor)
2002  MD - Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1998 BS - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2007 - 2009 Fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2002 - 2007

Residency in General Surgery
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, Delaware
2007 - present  American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
2007 - present  American Medical Association
2007 - present  Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Disaster & Mass Casualty Committee, 2008-2011
Publications Committee, 2010-2013
Careers in Trauma Committee, 2011-2014
Advanced Practitioner Ad Hoc Committee, 2014-present)
2007 - present   Society of Critical Care Medicine
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Moore FO, Shiroff AM, Khan AA, Zabel DD, Vasconez HC: Primary sternal osteomyelitis: Surgical management and reconstruction of the chest wall Surgical Rounds 478-481, Oct. 2004.
  2. Moore FO, Thornton BP, Shiroff AM, Zabel DD, Vasconez HC: Two partially embedded rings resulting in chronic erosion of a finger. Delaware Medical Journal 76(12): 431-434, Dec. 2004.
  3. Seamon MJ, Shiroff AM, Franco M, Stawicki SP, Molina EJ, Gaughan JP, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Pryor JP, Goldberg AJ: Emergency department thoracotomy for penetrating injuries of the heart and great vessels: An appraisal of 283 consecutive cases from two urban trauma centers. Journal of Trauma 67(6): 1250-1258, Dec. 2009.
  4. Merlin MA, Shah CN, Shiroff AM: Evidence-based appendicitis: The initial work-up. Postgraduate Medicine 122(3): 189-195, May 2010.
  5. Merlin MA, Kaplan E, Schlogl J, Suss H, DosSantos FD, Ohman-Strickland P, Shiroff A: Study of placing a second intravenous line in trauma. Prehospital Emergency Care 15(2): 208-213, Apr.-June 2011.
  6. Ahmed HM, Gale SC, Tinti MS, Shiroff AM, Macias AC, Rhodes SC, Defreese MA, Gracias VH: Creation of an emergency surgery service concentrates resident training in general surgical procedures. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 73(3): 599-604, Sept. 2012.
  7. Merlin MA, Ciccosanti C, Saybolt MD, Bockoff O, Mazzei M, Shiroff A: A prospective observational analysis of ambulation after motor vehicle collisions. Prehospital & Disaster Medicine 28(1): 76-78, Feb. 2013.
  8. Shiroff AM, Gale SC, Merlin MA, Crystal JS, Linger M, Shah AD, Beaumont E, Lustiger E, Tabakin E, Gracias VH: Enhancing the tissue donor pool through donation after death in the field. Prehospital & Disaster Medicine 28(2): 187-190, Apr. 2013.
  9. Lehrfeld D, Gemignani R, Shiroff A, Kuhlmann S, Ohman-Strickland P, Merlin MA: Should air medical patients be transferred on helipad or trauma bay? Air Medical Journal 32(4): 216-219, July/Aug. 2013.
  10. Shiroff AM, Herlitz GN, Gracias VH: Necrotizing soft tissue infections. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 29(3): 138-144, May/June 2014.
Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  1. Diaz JJ, Gracias VH, Shiroff AM, Gasparri M, Lottenberg L, Pohlman T, Bemelman M, Doben AR, Edwards JG, Kim BD, White TW: Integrating surgical rib fixation into clinical practice: A report from the rib fracture consensus meeting. General Surgery News Sept. 2013 Notes: on-line resource.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media)
  1. Shiroff AM, Pryor JP: Open tracheostomy. Bedside Procedure for the Intensivist. Frankel H, deBoisblanc B (eds.). New York: Springer, Page: 247-254, 2010 Notes: Chap. 12.
  2. Shiroff AM, Sarani B: When is transfusion therapy indicated in critical illness and when is it not? Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care. Deutschman C, Neligan P (eds.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, Page: 661-668, 2010 Notes: Sect. 12, Chap. 93.
  3. Davidov T, Shiroff AM, Lowry S: Appendicitis and appendiceal abscess. Mastery of Surgery, Sixth Edition. Fischer JE, Jones DB, Pomposelli FB, Upchurch GR, Klimberg VS, Schwaitzberg SD, Bland KI (eds.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 1603-1607, 2011.
  4. Shiroff AM, Gale SC, Martin ND, Marchalik D, Petrov D, Ahmed HM, Rotondo MF, Gracias VH: Penetrating neck trauma: A review of management strategies and discussion of the 'No Zone' approach. The American Surgeon 79(1): 23-29, Jan. 2013.
  5. Schwartzberg D, Shiroff A: Repetitive myocardial infarctions secondary to delirium tremens. Case Reports in Critical Care 2014: 638493, 2014 Notes: [Case Report]
  6. Shiroff AM, Kim PK: Extremity and major vascular trauma. Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition. Lanken PN, Manaker S, Kohl BA, Hanson CW (eds.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, Page: 902-907, 2014 Notes: Sect. 5, Chap. 98.

Dr. Adam Shiroff

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