Ocean Medical Center Physician Elected President Of The NJ Chapter Of The ACS

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Ocean Medical Center Physician Elected President Of The NJ Chapter Of The ACS

Lewis Wetstein, M.D., FACS, a thoracic surgeon at Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has been elected president f the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Wetstein is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery and has been practicing in the Monmouth and Ocean County areas for over 20 years.

The American College of Surgeons is an educational and scientific organization that was established to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. In his role as president of the state chapter, Dr. Wetstein will reinforce the College's dedication to the ethical and competent practice of surgery amongst his colleges in New Jersey, and plans to address the major issues confronting surgical practice today.

Dr. Wetstein has a long history of being involved with professional organizations. He is the President of the Society of Surgeons of New Jersey, past president of the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons, is retiring as State Air Surgeon for New Jersey Air National Guard. He was the past commander of the 514th Air Medical Squadron at McGuire Air Force base for over 10 years, and was the Chief Flight Surgeon at McGuire Air Force Base for over 20 years. He is now retiring after 33 years of active Reserve and Air National Guard duty.

Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neurological, thoracic, and vascular surgery; cardiology; dialysis; and emergency and critical care services. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses and is a proud affiliate of University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. For more information, call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800- DOCTORS or log on to our web site at www.OceanMedicalCenter.com.