Pelvic Floor Disorder Fellowship Training Program 
 
Thursday, 23 April 2009 
 
 
PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2009) – Hahnemann University Hospital is pleased to announce that the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has granted approval for Drexel University College of Medicine’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery three-year fellowship training program. ABOG has granted the approval of one new fellow per year for a period of three years.

“This fellowship program will further strengthen the urologic gynecology service line at Hahnemann, as well as contributing to our rich history as a medical teaching hospital,” stated Michael P. Halter, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hahnemann University Hospital.

Kristene Whitmore, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the field of urology gynecology and pelvic floor disorders, has been appointed the program director of the fellowship program. Dr. Whitmore will be working closely with Timothy McKinney, M.D., and Nathan Guerette, M.D., Carl Della Badia, D.O., Owen Montgomery, M.D., Jamison Jaffe, D.O. and Justin Harmon, D.O., Dr. Matthew Ho, director of research, and Maureen Basha, PhD will facilitate research efforts.

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States.

About Hahnemann University Hospital

Hahnemann University Hospital is a 541-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa.  The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation.  Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments.   The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976.  Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families.  Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com                    

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