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14:40 PM

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.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.