Nazareth Hospital Names James V. Mackell Jr., MD, FAAOS, Dr. Skromak Award Winner
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2012): Orthopedic surgeon James V. Mackell Jr., MD, FAAOS, received Nazareth Hospital Medical Staff’s 2012 Dr. Stanley J. Skromak Award at the Hospital’s Semi-Annual Medical Staff Meeting on June 20. Dr. Mackell, a long-standing member of Nazareth’s Medical Staff, is an orthopedic surgeon in private practice and Section Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Nazareth Hospital. The award was presented by the President of Nazareth Hospital’s Medical Staff, Anna Dubyanskite, MD.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Mackell completed a residency in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, a residency in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and a residency in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the State Hospital for Crippled Children in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Mackell joined the Medical Staff of Nazareth Hospital in 1975. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
The Dr. Stanley J. Skromak award is presented annually to a Nazareth Hospital physician who exemplifies dedication to the medical profession, fosters medical education, demonstrates exemplary patient/physician interaction, shows courtesy and respect towards everyone, and who is a true “doctor’s doctor.” The 2011 recipient was infectious disease specialist Ronald C. Goren, MD.
The award is named for Dr. Stanley J. Skromak, one of the founding physicians at Nazareth Hospital, and Medical Staff President during the 1960s. Dr. Skromak was noted for his medical knowledge and friendly approach to his patients.