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       NYC Hepatologist Relocates To Join TGH Digestive

       Health Center As Area’s Only Liver Transplant Specialist

      Sonja K. Olsen, M.D.,                              bringing more than a decade of experience in providing   the American Gastroenterological Association and the
      Brings World-Renowned                              world-class digestive and liver care.             American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
      Experience To Tampa                                  Having spent her career in academic medicine, Dr.     “It’s very inspiring to join Tampa General Hospital’s
      General Hospital’s                                 Olsen is at home in the TGH system, which has been   expanding presence in Palm Beach County and to help
      Gastroenterological Practice                       Florida’s leading academic medical center for more   enhance  the cutting-edge  treatment its  providers  and
      On Florida’s East Coast.                           than 50 years. She was the chief resident at NewYork-  staff offer,” said Olsen, who will see patients at TGH
        A b o a r d - c e r t i f i e d                  Presbyterian Weill Cornell and previously served as an   Digestive Health Center’s West Palm Beach and Palm
      internist, gastroenterologist                      assistant professor in  the  Department  of Medicine at   Beach Gardens locations. “As a lifelong New Yorker, I
      and transplant hepatologist                        NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, assistant professor in the   am eager to explore and learn about this community and
      ha s l e ft  Ne w  York                            Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New   to support it through my practice.”
      University (NYU) Langone                           York City and assistant professor in the Department of     Olsen will treat patients with colon, liver and bile duct
      Health to join the Tampa                           Medicine at NYU. Olsen has also served as an associate   cancer; gallbladder disease; alcoholic- and nonalcoholic-
      General Hospital (TGH) Digestive Health Center,    with Gotham Medical Associates, co-director of the   related liver disease; drug-related liver injury; all forms
      formerly known as the TGH Gastro Group of the Palm   Medicine Sub-Internship clerkship at  Weill Cornell   of  hepatitis;  and  irritable  bowel  syndrome  (IBS). As
      Beaches. Sonja K. Olsen, M.D., will serve Palm Beach   and as the program director for Advanced Fellowship   Palm Beach County’s only transplant hepatologist, she
      County patients as the area’s only transplant hepatologist,   in Transplant Hepatology at NYU. She is a member of   is the only physician in the region with such specialized
                                                                                                           expertise in the management of patients with end-stage
                                                                                                           liver disease, both before and after liver transplantation.
                                                                                                             Nearly  two  years  ago,  Gastro  Group  of  the  Palm
                                                                                                           Beaches joined forces with TGH to advance treatment
                                             THEIR                                                         for its patients and to ensure the group was delivering
                                                                                                           the  highest-quality  care  in  the  region.  Patients  who
                                                                                                           need complex, specialized surgeries now benefit from
                                              OWN                                                          a convenient, streamlined process when having surgical
                                                                                                           procedures performed in  Tampa with pre- and post-
                                                                                                           surgery  care  provided  in  Palm  Beach  County.  TGH
                                                                                                           was recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the
                                         TRUTHS                                                            nation for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI)
                                                                                                           surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2022/23 and
                                                                                                           its benign esophageal disorders and pancreatic/hepatic/
                                                                                                           biliary cancer programs have received disease-specific
                                                                                                           certification from The Joint Commission.
                                                                                                             “Adding a stellar, respected physician like Dr. Olsen
                                THE ART OF SKY CUBACUB, RIVA LEHRER,                                       is a major step in our efforts to continue providing next-
                              JEFFREY MANSFIELD, AND DAVID RICHARDS                                        level service to our patients in Palm Beach County and
                                                                                                           beyond,” said Dr. Krumholz of TGH Digestive Health
                                       An exhibition at ArtWorks at                                        Center. “She brings not only experience and expertise from
                                         The Square, produced by                                           a discerning and high-intensity health care market, but
                                      The Arc of Palm Beach County                                         also extraordinary compassion and care for her patients.”
                                                                                                             TGH, which is the primary teaching affiliate of the
                                                                                                           USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, is one of
                                                                                                           the highest-ranked hospitals in Florida by U.S. News &
                                                                                                           World Report for 2022/23. Palm Beach County patients
                                                                                                           who need a higher level of care have a direct connection
                                                                                                           to TGH’s academic medicine and resources, including
                                                                                                 Sky Cubacub, Rebirth Garments, photo by @GraceDuVal
                                                                                                           research breakthroughs, a wider variety of clinical trials
                                                                                                           and options for advanced immunotherapy procedures,
                                                                                                           enhanced personal treatment plans and a convenient path
                                                                                                           to complex surgeries.
                                                                                                             TGH has been affiliated with the USF Health Morsani
                                                                                                           College  of  Medicine  since  the  school  was  created  in
                                                                                                           the early 1970s. Today, more than 700 medical school
                                                                                                           residents and fellows receive specialty training at
                                                                                                           TGH in areas  ranging from general  internal  medicine
                                                                                                           to neurosurgery. In addition, USF medical, nursing,
                                                                                                           pharmacy and physical therapy students all receive part of
                                                                                                           their training at TGH. Faculty of the USF Health Morsani
                                                                                                           College of Medicine admit and care for patients at TGH,
                                                                                                           as do private practice physicians, many of whom also
                                                                                                           serve as adjunct clinical faculty at USF.
                                                                                                             For a consultation, call (561) 644-0125.
                                  DECEMBER 2022 - MAY 2023

                       The exhibition, Their Own Truths: The Art of Sky Cubacub,
                   Riva Lehrer, Jeffrey Mansfield, and David Richards, encompasses
                        recent works by four innovative artists who explore the
                    experience of disability. The collection of paintings, garments,
                    sculptures, and photographs seeks to change perceptions and
                      to open minds. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A
                    series of lectures and programs will accompany the exhibition.
                             For more information, visit
                                                                                                                   Monday, January 16
                                                 The Square
                            600 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 156, West Palm Beach
                                        (across the street from Starbucks)


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