Shepherd Center Adds New Physician to Medical Staff
Philip Wexler, M.D., will lead pulmonology and respiratory therapy services at Shepherd Center.
Shepherd Center announced that Philip Wexler, M.D., joined its medical staff on November 30, 2020. Dr. Wexler, a pulmonologist, will be the medical director of pulmonology and respiratory therapy services.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Wexler to Shepherd Center,” said Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer at Shepherd Center. “Shepherd Center has long served patients who have significant respiratory needs, including vent-weaning, that require a complex level of care. Dr. Wexler is a highly experienced pulmonologist who will provide highly specialized pulmonology services that create more positive outcomes for our patients.”
Dr. Wexler received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His sub-specialty training was in pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, allergy and immunology at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Before joining Shepherd Center, Dr. Wexler was a physician partner at Berks Schuylkill Respiratory Specialists in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
“I am very excited to join the team and provide high quality, efficient medical care for the patients at Shepherd Center,” Dr. Wexler said.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.