Medical Director of Crozer Burn Center Named President-Elect of American Burn Association - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on June 06, 2016

Medical Director of Crozer Burn Center Named President-Elect of American Burn Association

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Linwood R. Haith Jr., M.D., medical director of the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Linwood R. Haith Jr., M.D.,
medical director of the Nathan Speare
Regional Burn Treatment Center at
Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Linwood R. Haith Jr., M.D., medical director of the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, has been named president-elect of the American Burn Association (ABA).

As president-elect he is next in line to become president of the association. On assuming office in 2017, his duties will include representing the ABA domestically and internationally; advocating burn-related issues in Washington, D.C.; and promoting and supporting patient care, education, rehabilitation, prevention and burn-related research. As president, Haith will also supervise the functions of the ABA’s Board of Trustees. Currently, he is a member of the ABA Verification Committee, which supervises the certification of burn centers in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Sweden.

Haith graduated with a bachelor of science from Yale University and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. He was recently promoted to the academic rank of clinical professor in the department of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has authored a textbook chapter, 55 peer review articles and 66 abstracts, and has lectured regionally, nationally and internationally.

The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation and prevention. The ABA has more than 3,500 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, firefighters and hospitals with burn centers. Our multidisciplinary membership enhances our ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational programs.

Founded in 1973, the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is the only burn facility in suburban Philadelphia providing comprehensive treatment for pediatric and adult burn patients and their families — from emergency and intensive care to rehabilitation, follow-up and outpatient services. For more information, visit crozerkeystone.org/Burn.

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