Content Development and Planning Process

This activity has been developed by a multi-disciplinary group of faculty members at the Jefferson Medical College, led by Jefferson’s Department of Medicine – Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and including the Departments of Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, the Kimmel Cancer Center, facilitated by staff from Jefferson’s Office of CME. 


Contributing Jefferson Departments and Centers:

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine is ranked as the best in Philadelphia and among the Top 15 hospitals in the nation for Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report.  The pulmonologists at Jefferson deliver comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for diseases that affect the respiratory system.


Jefferson - Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center

The Jefferson – Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center in Philadelphia, with the generous support of the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation, was formed to better understand lung disease through innovative research and expanded clinical programs for exceptional patient care.  The Center's priorities include expanding lung cancer care through development of a comprehensive program including evaluation and diagnosis in the lung cancer screening and nodule program, and growing surgical and oncologic care through partnerships with the Departments of Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology.


The Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is steeped in a tradition of advancing surgical procedures and setting the standard for surgeons around the world.  The Department holds a unique position in the history of American medicine.  Many of the field’s most gifted visionaries have been faculty members, including the founder George McClellan, Samuel D. Gross of “Gross Clinic” fame and John H. Gibbon, Jr., inventor of the heart-lung machine. Today, Jefferson’s Department of Surgery faculty is comprised of over 50 talented clinicians and researchers, men and women at the top of their respective fields.  They are dedicated to pursuing rigorous bench research, translating those findings to clinical practice and educating the next generation of surgeons. 


Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center

The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson (KCC), a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center since 1995, offers experienced teams of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, urologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, and other specialists for patients as they fight against cancer.  With the Jefferson Breast Care Center, the Bodine Center for Radiation Therapy, the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary Tract and Related Cancer Center and The Senior Adult Oncology Center, to name a few, patients have access to the best facilities, providers, and technologies for cancer screening and treatment.


The Department of Medical Oncology

The Department of Medical Oncology provide state-of-the-art care while simultaneously working to improve the state-of-the-art through clinical and bench investigation, advancing the field rather than simply adopting the work of others and ensures that our patients will be the beneficiaries of outstanding care provided in a warm, compassionate, and stress reducing environment.  It works closely with the Kimmel Cancer Center, other participants in the Cancer Service Line, and the Division of Hematology in its clinical, research, and educational activities, treating patients using a multidisciplinary approach with Jefferson physicians in nearly every medical specialty to provide personalized, holistic care.


The Department of Radiation Oncology

The mission of Jefferson's Department of Radiation Oncology is to improve cancer patient outcomes through outstanding patient-centered care, research, and education.  The department evaluates over 2,000 newly-diagnosed cancer patients each year and offers unique, cutting-edge clinical research trial opportunities to all patients.  The physicians, physicists, and scientists are nationally and internationally renowned for their expertise in cancer care and research and are considered key-opinion leaders in their respective sub-specialties.