January 15, 2012 |
Sister Jean F. Mouch, 66, a physician and public health consultant who ministered in Africa and in Camden, died of cancer, Sunday, Jan. 1, at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook. Sister Jean chaired the Medical Mission Sisters' Office of Community Health Evaluation, Planning and Research in Camden, where she had lived since 1997. She consulted on health-assessment and improvement programs with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, the Department of Community Health Improvements, Project H.O.P.E.
January 11, 2012 |
Robert L. Lippa, 55, of Bala Cynwyd, a former emergency room physician at Lankenau Hospital, died Saturday, Jan. 7, of sudden cardiac arrest while rowing in a four-person shell during a morning practice on the Schuylkill. The website of the Fairmount Rowing Association reported that, as a member for several years, Dr. Lippa "achieved a personal milestone last summer when he won a gold medal . . . at the Masters Nationals in Oklahoma City. " Born in Swampscott, Mass., Dr. Lippa earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at Amherst College in 1979 and graduated in 1983 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
January 7, 2012 |
John L. Fischetti, a physician who was involved in studies for new cardiac drugs, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, his 85th birthday, of bladder cancer at home. In 1979, after a career as a cardiologist at Brooklyn Hospital in New York, Dr. Fischetti joined ICI, now AstraZeneca, in Wilmington. For the next decade, he was involved in devising and supervising studies for beta blockers and vasodilators for heart patients. In 1989, he became a group director at SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline, in Philadelphia, where he was involved in several cardiac and antiviral drug studies.
December 28, 2011
Dr. Richard J. Morris, 81, of Media, a family doctor for more than 50 years, died of sepsis Monday, Dec. 26, at home. Dr. Morris established a practice in Chester in 1958. He later moved to Elwyn. For the last six years, he maintained an office in Wilmington. He was on the staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He was a physician to four generations of families, his daughter Stacy Yore said. Babies he delivered grew up to bring their children to him for care, his daughter said.
December 19, 2011
The board of trustees of EducationWorks , a Lawrenceville educational nonprofit organization, elected Kevin Cafferky and Matt McManness as members. Cafferky is controller of OIC Philadelphia. McManness is chief financial officer of La Salle University. The Rowan University Foundation named Alyce Parker , principal of Alyce Parker & Associates, as chair for a second term. Paul Tully , registered principal, Eagle Wealth Strategies, will be treasurer. Joseph Bottazzi , executive vice president of business development at Edelman Financial Services L.L.C., is secretary.
December 6, 2011
By Peter Sananman, Hallam Gugelmann, and Jeanmarie Perrone 'I need Percocet, Doc," the man said. He reported that he had fallen off a ladder the day before while cleaning gutters. His request for that particular narcotic pain medication may not have raised suspicion if not for an astute clerk who recognized him. The clerk retrieved records showing the man had gone to the same emergency room four times over the past six months for alleged falls off a ladder. There's no telling how many other emergency rooms he had been to across the city.
November 23, 2011 |
Dr. Mary Longo Papola, 92, a physician who cared for families in South Philadelphia and Upper Darby, died of sepsis Saturday, Nov. 19, at Freedom Village, a retirement community in West Brandywine. Dr. Papola grew up in South Philadelphia, where her Italian immigrant parents ran a bakery. She graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Immaculata College, and was one of five women to earn a medical degree from Temple University in 1943.
November 14, 2011 |
Isaac Djerassi, 86, a medical researcher and clinician, died Saturday, Nov. 12, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications after surgery. Dr. Djerassi, who worked in the fields of hematology and oncology, played a key role in developing centrifuge and filtration techniques for platelet and white-cell transfusions to support aggressive cancer chemotherapy. He was born in Bulgaria and attended a Catholic French college there but was sent to a transit camp by the Nazis in 1943.
October 29, 2011 |
Edward J. Resnick, 86, of Bala Cynwyd, an orthopedic surgeon and former director of the Pain Control Center at Temple University, died of complications from heart disease Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Resnick founded the center and operated it from 1975 to 1991, his son, Bernard, said. On summer visits sponsored by Care/Medico from 1973 to 1984 and Orthopedics Overseas from 1984 to 1990, Dr. Resnick taught physicians in Kenya and Tunisia as well as in Peru and the Dominican Republic.
October 28, 2011 |
A Souderton physician accused of "creating a generation of drug addicts" in northern Montgomery County turned himself in Thursday to authorities. Prosecutors allege Richard Ruth, 76, wrote nearly 1,800 prescriptions between May 2010 and April for highly addictive medications such as oxycodone and Percocet and put them in the hands of addicts, street-level drug dealers, and patients who later overdosed. The accusations come six years after he voluntarily gave up his license to prescribe medicine during a similar investigation into allegations that he was recklessly handing out drugs.