PHILADELPHIA, PA — Dahlia M. Sataloff, MD, FACS, has been appointed the new chair of the Department of Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) effective January 2013.

The first woman to lead to Pennsylvania Hospital’s Department of Surgery in its 261-year history, Dr. Sataloff  has been a member of the PAH surgical staff since 1985. In 2005, she was named Director of the Integrated Breast Center and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at PAH. Also a long standing instructor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sataloff was named a full Clinical Professor of Surgery in 2006.

Dr. Sataloff has dedicated her practice exclusively to breast surgery and the treatment and management of benign and malignant breast diseases. She has lectured extensively on benign breast diseases, breast cancer detection, treatment and management and is the author of over thirty scientific papers and three books. The recipient of multiple awards, Dr. Sataloff has been consistently recognized as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” for the treatment of breast disease and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.

Dr. Sataloff graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency in General Surgery at PAH.  Board-certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she is a member of 20 professional societies including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Breast Disease, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Association of Surgical Education, among others. She also serves as peer scientific reviewer for the Archives of Surgery and is a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, excellence in patient care, and community service. The organization consists of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school.

The Perelman School of Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $550 million awarded in the 2022 fiscal year. Home to a proud history of “firsts” in medicine, Penn Medicine teams have pioneered discoveries and innovations that have shaped modern medicine, including recent breakthroughs such as CAR T cell therapy for cancer and the mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities stretch from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to the New Jersey shore. These include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Health, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and Pennsylvania Hospital—the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

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