A Surgery Standard Under Fire
Does the 30-day mortality rule prolong unnecessary suffering among elderly patients? The debate entails whether or not physicians should focus on surgical success or put the patients' interest first. This NY Times article features our very own Chair, Dr. Anne C. Mosenthal, who gives an insightful perspective on how palliative care offers end-of-life support for elderly patients.
Dr. Kenneth Swan
A beloved and highly respected faculty member at New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Swan unexpectedly passed away on March 22, 2014. We will always remember his dedication to education and his love of surgery.