Temple University Health System Appoints New System Chief and Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery


On March 1, Temple University announced that Dr. Juan Lucas Poggio had been named System Chief of Colorectal Surgery for the Temple University Health System and Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. from Temple University.

He originally joined Temple University as a professor of surgery in 2020. Previously, he was vice president of surgery and chief of the division of colorectal surgery at Drexel University.

He obtained his medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From there, he completed an internship in general surgery and a master’s degree in tumor biology at the Mayo Clinic, and did a general residency at Mercy Health System.

He has also completed two scholarships; one for colon and rectal surgery at Henry Ford Hospital and another for colon and rectal cancer surgery at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center.

Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, said of Lucas Poggio’s appointment, “During his time at Temple and throughout his career, Dr. Lucas Poggio proved to be an extremely competent and respected surgeon. , teacher and researcher. We look forward to his leadership of Temple’s highly experienced and multidisciplinary colorectal surgery team.

Dr. Lucas Poggio is a member of several medical societies, including the Association for Academic Surgery and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also a Fellow and Vice President Elect of the Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

He has also authored or co-authored numerous articles for journals such as International Journal of Colorectal Disease, Anticancer Research and Journal of Surgical Research.

Dr. Lucas Poggio was named “Top Doctor” by Philadelphia magazine for colon and rectum surgery and by Castle Connolly for colorectal surgery.

“We are fortunate to now have Dr. Poggio as head of our colorectal surgery division. Dr. Poggio is a highly respected surgeon, educator and researcher. Our students, residents, and fellows—as well as the patients—have all benefited from his knowledge and care,” said Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, acting dean of Lewis Katz. Medicine School.


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