OPUS 12 Foundation                              
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About OPUS 12 Foundation
  • OPUS 12 Foundation is dedicated to medical research, scientific review, and educational activities.
  • OPUS 12 areas of research interest include traumatology; emergency medicine and surgery; burns; critical care and related medical-surgical-anesthesia fields; wound care; and treatment-related complications.
  • OPUS 12 Foundation aims to publish its research both nationally and internationally in order to reach scientific and public audiences around the globe. Our publications include OPUS 12 Scientist, our bi-monthly online journal as well as a number of Internet Wikis dedicated to topics related to OPUS 12 Foundation's mission.
  • OPUS 12 Foundation recognizes that being a physician entails a leadership role, and we plan to sponsor multi-disciplinary activities and discussion panels that incorporate physicians as well as other professionals and scientists to discuss major issues and crises facing our society and our world.
  • Finally, recognizing that our role as leaders is not complete without leaving an educational legacy to those who follow in our footsteps, the OPUS 12 Foundation plans to develop and implement continuing medical education and various review programs and activities.

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About OPUS 12 Board of Directors
  • Our Board of Directors has four tiers:
    • Permanent Officers of the Founding Board (also known as OPUS 12)
    • The Ordinary Board of Directors
    • The Board of Advisors
    • The Honorary Board
  • Honorary Board membership is extended to prominent members of the scientific community, is by invitation only, and is a life-long appointment.
  • The Board of Advisors allows Board members who are not able to participate in full Board of Directors activities to remain with the OPUS 12 Foundation family. An appointment to the Board of Advisors can be made by member request only.
Our Officers (Listed Alphabetically) - A Brief Introduction
  • Dr John Chovanes - Current OPUS 12 Vice-Chairman. Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Dr James Cipolla - Current OPUS 12 President. St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • Dr Anthony Dippolito - St Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • Dr Brian A. Hoey - General Surgery Residency Program Director, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • Dr Jay JenoffThomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Dr Gary Lombardo - Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA.
  • Dr John J. Lukaszczyk - St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • Dr Niels D. Martin - Associate Residency Program Director, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Dr Sherwin P. Schrag - Liberty Health/Jersey City Medical Center, NJ, USA.
  • Dr Babak Sarani - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Dr Mark J. Seamon - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Dr S. P. Stawicki - Research Director, Division of Critical Care, Trauma, and Burns, Dept of Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA. 
    • Please click on the OPUS 12 BOARD MEMBERS link above for more information on OPUS 12 Foundation Board Members.
  • Honorary Members of the Board (Listed Alphabetically)

  • Dr Anthony J. Dean (2007) - Current OPUS 12 Chairman. Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound and Fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dr Vicente H. Gracias (2007) - Professor of Surgery, Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Robert Wood Johnson-UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • Dr Michael D. Grossman (2008) - Division Chief, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, St Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Dr Gabriel M. Gurman (2008) - Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Associate Dean, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Dr Michael L. Nance (2007) - Associate Professor of Surgery, Josephine J. and John M. Templeton, Jr. Chair in Pediatric Trauma, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dr Steven M. Steinberg (2008) - Professor of Surgery, Division Chief of Critical Care, Trauma, and Burn, The Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA
    • Please click on the OPUS 12 HONORARY BOARD link above for more information on our Honorary Board Members. In Memoriam
  • Major John P. Pryor, MD (1966-2008) - Dr Pryor was killed by mortar fire while serving in Iraq as a trauma surgeon in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps, First Forward Surgical Team. Dr Pryor also served as the Trauma Program Director and the Director of the Office of Life Support Education for the Division of Trauma at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was a great family man, friend, colleague, researcher, and mentor. We will always remember Dr Pryor and celebrate his many achievements.
  • OPUS 12 Research Department Directors

    • Please click on the OPUS 12 BOARD & OFFICERS link above for more information on Research Department Directors.

OPUS 12 Local Chapters
  • Please click on LOCAL OPUS 12 CHAPTERS link above for more information on OPUS 12 Chapters listed by by city/local geographic area.
The OPUS 12 Foundation Science Team - An Introduction
  • The OPUS 12 Foundation Core Research Team is currently composed of multiple members in numerous local chapters worldwide.
    • For more information on our research team members, click here.
    • OPUS 12 Foundation facilitates research conducted in collaborative, non-competitive, constructive fashion. We do not support the concept of 'basement scientist'.
    • OPUS 12 members with more than 10 publications may qualify to receive scientific rank within the Foundation.
  • Our Research Team has an extensive cumulative research experience, with multiple of publications in peer reviewed journals, a number of local, regional, national and international presentations, and numerous other publications (chapters, editorials, etc).
  • OPUS 12 Foundation has four scientific ranks, designed to foster the opportunity for Science Team member advancement:
    • OPUS 12 Principal Scientists (highest rank).
    • OPUS 12 Senior Scientists.
    • OPUS 12 Associate Scientists.
    • OPUS 12 Assistant (Candidate) Scientists (entry rank). 
  • The OPUS 12 Foundation is planning an expansion of the Science Team to include permanent bio-statistics and biomedical research protocol expert positions.
  • Please click on the OPUS 12 Science Team link above for more information on our Science Team.

OPUS 12 Foundation Legal Team

  • Law Offices of James F. Carney
    • 18 Sentry Park West, Suite 300, Blue Bell, PA 19422
    • Phone (215) 628-3102; Fax (215) 643-4030; E-mail [carneyjf@aol.com]