Local Physician Invited Guest at Opening of Romanian Emergency Services Department

By WBNG News

Local Physician Invited Guest at Opening of Romanian Emergency Services Department

October 10, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Services Medical Director Peter E. Gordon recently returned from a long weekend in Romania. 

According to a UHS news release:

He was there at the invitation of the Romanian Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication, the national emergency medical response system, to attend the opening of the new, state-of-the-art Emergency Services Department in Tirgu Mures.

Gordon stated, “The new Emergency Department is truly spectacular, and I was thrilled to attend the ceremony that marked its opening.”  Among those at the ceremony were Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and Dr. Gordon’s good friend and colleague Dr. Raed Arafat from the Romanian Ministry of Health. 

Dr. Gordon, who has been Chenango Memorial’s medical director since spring of 2012, was invited to Romania for the occasion because of his long-standing involvement in developing emergency medicine in Romania.

His experience in emergency medicine has been both in the United States and internationally, and he includes International Emergency Medicine development as a professional interest.  In 2006, Dr. Gordon held the title of international expert of the REMMSY IV project that was created to develop emergency medical services in Romania. 

He stated, “The opening of the new Emergency Services Department in Tirgu Mures is one outcome of the 2006 project, and I was truly honored to be there.  I am very impressed by the progress made in the Romanian emergency medical system since 2006.” 

A graduate of Harvard College and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Gordon has had academic appointments including Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine.  For nine years he was Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.  His background includes practicing as attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; New York University/Tisch Hospital, New York, NY; Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY; and Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY. 

In addition to being a featured speaker, lecturer, and medical course director both in the United States and internationally, Dr. Gordon is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a member of American Board of Emergency Physicians and is a board examiner for American Board of Emergency Medicine.  He is Medical Director of Emergency Services at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and sees patients in its Emergency Room.

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