Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Jefferson University Expand Liver Disease Services

CAMDEN - Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are teaming up to provide expanded liver disease services to the Southern New Jersey community.
The position of Medical Director of the Lourdes Liver Transplant Program has been appointed to Manish Thapar, MD. Dr. Thapar is the Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Thapar’s experience includes clinical and translational research in addition to a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals in his specialty, presentations, and funded research.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thapar and the expansion of our Transplant Hepatology Program,” said Dr. Alan Pope, chief medical officer, Lourdes Health System.
Lourdes Health System is one of Southern New Jersey’s leading healthcare providers. The medical center is the only solid organ transplant center in Southern New Jersey having served over 1,000 patients. It’s relationship with Jefferson will provide residents with better access to comprehensive, superior liver care.
“Our collaboration with Lourdes provides a much-needed coordination for transplant hepatology services across our region,” said Dr. Anthony DiMarino, Director of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. “Our goals are aligned in that we are committed to providing the highest quality outcomes for patients. Our collaboration is rooted in the belief that sharing our resources will serve to improve access to care for area residents.”
Dr. Thapar receives patients at Lourdes Medical Associates Southern New Jersey Center for Liver Disease which is located at 63 Kresson Road, Suite 105 in Cherry Hill. For questions or to make an appointment call 856.796.9340.
For more information about Lourdes Health System, visit their website at www.lourdesnet.org.

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