Dr. Vaccaro Appointed Chair of Orthopedics

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and elected President of Rothman Institute. In this dual role, Dr. Vaccaro will oversee the clinical, educational and research enterprises for both Rothman and Jefferson.

He previously served as Vice Chair at Rothman Institute and Vice Chair of Orthopaedics at Jefferson.

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro (right) succeeds Dr. Todd Albert (left) as Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson and as President of the Rothman Institute.

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro (right) succeeds Dr. Todd Albert (left) as Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson and as President of the Rothman Institute.

Over the past 25 years at Jefferson, Dr. Vaccaro has established himself as one of the world’s leading spine surgeons.

“His dedication to his patients and to the training of medical school students, residents and fellows is incomparable,” wrote Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, founder of the Rothman Institute, in a message to staff.

“Dr. Vaccaro is a preeminent researcher who has added volumes to the academic literature of spinal care and has been instrumental in elevating Jefferson’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to number eight* in the country.”

Under his leadership, both Rothman and Jefferson will continue to provide patients with the best orthopaedic care available anywhere, offer elite medical education to students from across the globe and continue to push the boundaries of science in orthopaedic research, Drs. Tykocinski and Rothman added.

*US News & World Report 2014-15

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