Thanks so much for your interest in our residency program! Lankenau is a
very special place to train—an academic medical center that facilitates
the highest quality medical education to take place while providing a
warm, personalized environment to learn. Lankenau Medical Center takes
care of an amazingly diverse group of patients from the city of
Philadelphia, surrounding suburbs, and from around the region and world.
This diversity combines with our location at the nexus of three counties
to provide outstanding exposure to a fantastic spectrum of disease. From
the most complex cardiovascular conditions to tropical diseases, we see
it all. Lankenau is not a medical center that sends out all its
interesting cases—we diagnose, treat and manage our own
patients—something we’re very proud of.
Our attending staff is incredible. Physicians who work at Lankenau are
here because they love to take care of patients and love to teach. I am
incredibly proud of the fact that our attendings are so accessible and
that our trainees are able to have close relationships with the
attendings they work with. We are very focused on the clinical,
academic, career, and personal growth of our trainees—something that our
entire teaching staff takes very seriously. We get to know you well and
love to watch you develop as a physician.
Lankenau Medical Center is a terrific place to work. Our facilities are
amazing and are continuing to grow through a $600 million building
campaign including a brand new patient care building that is opening in
June, 2013. Our ancillary services are second to none and our nursing
staff is incredibly skilled—something that facilitates great patient
care. The presence of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR)
on our campus allows for our trainees to be involved in world-class
cardiovascular, cancer, infectious disease, GI, and public health
As I said earlier, this is a very special place to train. Our
attendings, Associate Program Directors and I are deeply committed to
ensuring you have a top notch education while feeling supported and
cared about—academically, personally, and spiritually. Since 1946, our
Program has remained dedicated to ensuring that our trainees, both
categorical and preliminary, leave our program ready to provide the
highest-quality, safe, evidence-based care to their patients.
I strongly encourage you to apply to our program and visit us to see
Lankenau in person. We would be delighted to meet you!
Best wishes, William D. Surkis, MD, FACP
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