Capital Health Names New Chairman of Emergency Medicine

Trenton, NJ (February 2, 2012) - Capital Health has named a new chairman for the healthcare system’s Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Michael D’Ambrosio, who is uniquely board certified in emergency medicine, neurology, and vascular neurology, joined Capital Health last year as director of the Center for Neurologic Emergency Medicine which is the first, and only, dedicated neurological emergency department in the country.

In this new role, Dr. D’Ambrosio oversees all of Capital Health’s emergency medicine services including emergency departments at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, which includes both the Emergency Department and Center for Neurologic Emergency Medicine; Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, which offers separate adult and specialized pediatric emergency departments; and the satellite emergency department at the former site of Capital Health – Mercer.

“I was extremely pleased when Dr. D’Ambrosio brought his unique blend of skills to Capital Health last year as part of our neurosciences program, and look forward to the many contributions he will make to the system more broadly as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine,” said Al Maghazehe, President and CEO, Capital Health. 

Dr. D’Ambrosio joined Capital Health from Kennedy Health System where he was the medical director of the stroke program at its University Medical Center. Dr. D’Ambrosio was also on the faculty of Kennedy’s University Medical Center, where he was an Elite Core Faculty member and clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine for over 20 years. He has also been an attending physician in the emergency departments at Underwood Memorial Hospital and South Jersey Healthcare. 

“Joining Capital Health, and now assuming leadership for the emergency medicine department at Capital Health, was for me an opportunity to become part of a healthcare system with a commitment to finding innovative ways to bring high quality care to the patients it serves,” said Dr. D’Ambrosio. 

Dr. D’Ambrosio received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his neurology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. An honoree of the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, Dr. D’Ambrosio lectures for a wide variety of audiences including the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and the Capital Institute for Neurosciences’ annual conference among others. He has received numerous awards including the Humanities in Medicine Award from the Philadelphia Medical Society, and was an author for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Dr. D’Ambrosio has also been recognized by his peers in SJ Magazine as a Top Doc in emergency medicine. 

Dr. D’Ambrosio is a member of the American Osteopathic Association; the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, where he is also a member of the Section on Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ad Hoc Committee on Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Pre-hospital Treatment; the Healthcare Quality Improvement Organization of New Jersey; PMSCO Healthcare Consulting and is a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Neurological Sciences.

About Capital Health
Capital Health is the region’s leader in advanced medicine, with significant investments in advanced technologies and experienced physicians. Comprised of Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is accredited by the Joint Commission and has three times received Magnet recognition for nursing excellence.

A Joint Commission certified stroke center, Capital Health is a state designated Comprehensive Stroke Center at its Regional Medical Center and a Primary Stroke Center at its medical center in Hopewell. Capital Health is also home to the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey and the Capital Institute for Neurosciences. Capital Health has the region’s only trauma center and state designated regional perinatal center, and operates the mobile intensive care unit and psychiatric emergency screening center serving all of Mercer County.

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