Dr. Laith Jazrawi assumes role as Surgical Director of the NYU Langone Outpatient Surgery Center
On Monday, January 14th, our department is opening the Essex Crossing ambulatory surgery center. Essex Crossing consists of four operating rooms. We are staffing two operating rooms immediately and will staff the remaining two on July 1st. In total, we will have four ambulatory OR’s at Essex Crossing and six at our 38th Street ASC location. This is in addition to the OR’s at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, and those at Tisch/Kimmel. In order to accommodate this growth, we are expanding the roles of the physician leadership.
Effective January 14th, Dr. Nader Paksima will assume the role as Surgical Director of the Essex Crossing ASC and Dr. Laith Jazrawi will assume the role as Surgical Director of the 38th Street ASC. Dr. Marny Shoham, from the Department of Anesthesiology, will be the Medical Director at Essex Crossing and Dr. Jovan Popovic will continue as Medical Director at 38thstreet. In their roles they will be responsible for the day to day operations of these OR’s including block time management, case selection, and implant management. They will also monitor quality metrics including block utilization, surgical volume, turn over times and on time starts. They will report to Dr. Zuckerman and me.
Please join us in congratulating Drs. Paksima and Jazrawi on their new roles. This is truly an exciting time for our department.