OPUS 12 Foundation                              
= OPUS 12 FOUNDATION = OUR BOARD MEMBERS =
About OPUS 12 Foundation Board of Directors
  • Our Board of Directors has four tiers:
    • Permanent Officers of the Founding Board (a.k.a., Opus 12)
    • The Ordinary Board of Directors
    • The Board of Advisors
    • The Honorary Board of Directors
  • The Permanent Board Members of the Founding Board:
    • This group is also known as OPUS 12, named after the twelve Original Members
    • This group consists of the Founding Board Members of the OPUS 12 Foundation and the OPUS 12 Society
    • OPUS 12 Members are granted permanent voting rights and membership in the Board of Directors of the OPUS 12 Foundation and the OPUS 12 Society
  • Full Board membership requires an aspiring member to go through an initiation process, which entails the following:
    • One must inquire and express interest in joining the OPUS 12 Foundation and the OPUS 12 Society directly to one of the existing members
    • Once the individual is deemed of exceptional integrity and of essential value to the OPUS 12 Foundation and the OPUS 12 Society, one must provide a personal statement and curriculum vitae to be further considered and allowed to proceed with the formal membership application.
    • After one is allowed to proceed with the application to join the OPUS 12 Foundation and the STAR Society, one will be called a Candidate Board Member and a Junior Scientist.
    • In order to be eligible to join the OPUS 12 Foundation Board as a voting member, one will be required to fully participate in at least 10 OPUS 12 Foundation scientific projects and will have to be a member of the STAR Society (including timely and complete payment of OPUS 12 Society dues) for a period of at least 5 years.
    • The final step before joining the OPUS 12 Foundation Board of Directors will be a 75% majority vote by the Board admitting the candidate as a voting member.
  • Honorary Board membership:
    • This unique honor is extended to prominent members of the scientific community, is by invitation only, and is a life-long appointment.
  • The Board of Advisors:
    • This elective option 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.
    • One can think of this option as being analogous to taking a sabbatical from the STAR Foundation and OPUS 12 Society activities.

OPUS 12 Board Officers (Listed Alphabetically)
  • Our Board Members (Listed Alphabetically)
    • 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. Peter 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 in Order of Invitation)
  • 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
    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.