Israeli Named to Top Medical Post at St. Christopher’s

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Dr. Gabriel Hauser has been named chief medical officer at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Dr. Gabriel Hauser, who graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv and served his pediatric internship and residency at the Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel before coming to this county, has been named chief medical officer at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

He has also been named to the faculty of the Drexel University College of Medicine, which he will serve as vice chair of pediatrics in charge of its clinical programs.

Hauser previously held leading positions at Georgetown University Hospital outside of Washington, D.C.

Prominently associated nationally for his work as a pediatric intensivist, Hauser is board certified in pediatric critical care. Among his honors, he received a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

At Georgetown, he set up its pediatric Intensive Care Unit 25 years ago and served as division chief for pediatric critical care as well as pulmonary medicine.

Other past positions and responsibilities include being a professor of pediatrics, pharmacology and physiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Children's Medical Center, which twice honored him as “Teacher of the Year.”

His accolades include the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching and the Outstanding Basic Science Award of the Washington Area Critical Care Society, of which he was a founding member and past president.

Hauser is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the College of Critical Care Medicine.

St. Christopher’s was recently honored by the Leapfrog Group as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.

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