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University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Aron Wahrman visits Division of Plastic Surgery

Editor’s note: This summary of Dr. Wahrman’s visit was written by Logan Carr, MD, Penn State College of Medicine plastic surgery resident.

Dr. Aron Wahrman visited our Division of Plastic Surgery on Sept. 8, 2016. During his visit, he shared his passion for historical books with us as well as the bounty of lessons they can provide us today. He is an avid bibliophile with a focus in surgical history. He was recently elected to the exclusive Grolier Club of New York and serves on oversight committees for multiple medical museums in the Philadelphia area. Over the years, he has amassed an entire library with original and priceless works from giants in surgery. He shared part of this library, passing around medical texts more than 100 years old and showing us original oil paintings from Ralph Millard.

Dr. Wahrman currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Section Chief, Plastic Surgery at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. Previously he studied literature at Columbia University and went on to train at UPenn, CHOP and Georgetown. He was later recruited to the Temple University Plastic Surgery division as faculty where he served as the Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director. During his tenure there, he achieved an MBA from Temple’s Fox School of Business and a Masters of Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth.

With his extensive training and background in business and health policy, he delivered Grand Rounds discussing Business Education in Medicine, focusing on how important but often overlooked this part of medical education is to all physicians. Dr. Wahrman taught us about the beauty of history and showed us how plastic surgery has evolved over the centuries into the innovative and exciting specialty it is today.

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