A Message From Our Program Director
I am very excited to be joining the Thomas Jefferson Emergency Medicine family on January 1st, 2017. I have had the pleasure of starting to work with the program leadership team to help get me up to speed with the program and ensure a smooth transition. As I am learning more about all of you and the program, I saw it only fair that I tell you a little bit about myself.
I am originally from the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Because of this fact, I prefer French fries on my sandwiches (and salads!) and I watch Sunday football with my Terrible Towel securely at my side. And while I am not a Tar Heel born, I have become a Tar Heel bred and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where I studied Chemistry. Realizing that a life of bench research was not for me, I moved back up to Pennsylvania, but this time the eastern side, to attend medical school at Temple. I was a late comer to Emergency Medicine, but luckily not too late for the match. I attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where I was chief resident during my 3rd year and stayed on for a Cardiovascular Emergencies fellowship before moving back up to Philadelphia in 2008 to take an academic position as faculty at Temple University.
During my 8.5 years at Temple, I have had the privilege to work with Cardiology on the door-to-balloon committee, develop the post-ROSC hypothermia/TTM protocol and work on specific PS/QI initiatives regarding cardiac care. Over the years, I have been more and more involved in resident education/GME becoming an APD in 2013. Some of my greatest pride in my job has come from leading the direct observation program and simulation curriculum and revamping Temple’s evaluation and feedback process.
I am looking forward to bringing my experience to Jefferson and working with all of you.
– Dr. Robin Naples
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