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Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014

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West Penn Allegheny Appoints Ahmed E. Badr, MD, to Chair Anesthesiology Department

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Ahmed E. Badr, MD, a noted specialist in neuro-anesthesiology and neurological intensive care, has been named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology for West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS). He will assume his new role with the organization on June 1, 2013.
Dr. Badr joins WPAHS from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he has held numerous high level positions over the past five years, including Chair of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Clinical Director of the Neuroscience Center and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at the University Medical Center.
Fellowship trained in both critical care medicine and neurosurgery, Dr. Badr serves as a professor of neurosurgery and anesthesiology at Texas Tech while also holding affiliate professorships in the same specialties at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he served as Director of Neuroscience Critical Care and Co-director of Surgical Intensive Care from 1997-2008.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome such a highly accomplished physician and educator to lead the anesthesia program at West Penn Allegheny,” said Tony Farah, MD, Chief Medical Officer for WPAHS and the Allegheny Health Network and President of the Network’s Physician Organization. “Dr. Badr’s outstanding clinical skills and extensive experience in developing and managing high-quality, nationally recognized clinical and academic programs will serve our hospitals and our growing regional integrated healthcare delivery network exceptionally well.”     
While at Texas Tech, Dr. Badr established an anesthesiology residency program and helped the University’s neuroscience program earn designation as a national Center of Excellence.  
At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he played a central role in the development of the Center’s neuro-trauma, stroke and neuro-anesthesia programs.   He also led efforts to design and build a state-of-the-art 20-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
Dr. Badr earned his medical degree with honors from Tanta University School of Medicine in Egypt where he completed a neurosurgical residency as well. He continued his post-graduate training with a neurosurgical fellowship at Ain Shams University School of Medicine in Cairo and both a residency in neuro-anesthesia and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Certified by the American Boards of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Medicine, Dr. Badr is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and active member of dozens of professional and scientific organizations, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Medical Association.  
He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles, abstracts and book chapters in his areas of expertise and has delivered an equal number of presentations and lectures at scientific symposiums around the world. 
The recipient of more than $3 million in research grants throughout his career, including funding from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Badr’s primary research interests are traumatic and ischemic brain injury.   
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