St. Joseph’s Health appoints new vice chairman of Department of Surgery

St. Joseph’s Health recently announced it appointed Dr. Eric Choi as its new vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and as a member of the Division of Vascular Surgery. In his new role, Choi will provide leadership and oversight of surgical services and functions across the St. Joseph’s Health system, including St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center.

Choi comes to St. Joseph’s from Temple University Hospital, where he served as chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, co-surgical director of the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute and professor of surgery at Temple University.

“Dr. Choi is an accomplished surgeon, educator, researcher and leader who is excited about the opportunity to grow our surgery program,” Mark Connolly, chairman of the Department of Surgery, stated. “Dr. Choi brings more than two decades of experience to St. Joseph’s, working as not only a highly-skilled surgeon, but also a mentor for those entering the surgical field. We are also looking forward to using Dr. Choi’s experience and expertise in developing a multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Center of Excellence at St. Joseph’s to better serve our patients.”

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Choi will be also treat patients, performing vascular surgery for aortic aneurysmal disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and dialysis arteriovenous access.

“Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to not only perfecting my skills as a surgeon, but also enhancing my knowledge of new advancements in vascular surgery and medicine,” Choi said.