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CMMC Welcomes New Trauma Director

James F. Reilly, M.D., a specialist in trauma surgery, general surgery, and surgical critical care, has been named medical director of Central Maine Medical Center's Level II Trauma Program and General Surgery Program.

"Dr. Jim Reilly brings a tremendous level of surgical expertise and professionalism to Central Maine Medical Center. He is focused on leading a trauma and general surgery program that delivers an exceptionally high quality of care. We feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Reilly join Central Maine Healthcare," said Central Maine Medical Group President Richard Goldstein.

Echoing Goldstein's assessment was Larry Hopperstead, M.D., the general-trauma surgeon who led the development of CMMC�s trauma program in 1994. "I am exceedingly pleased that CMMC has succeeded in hiring a surgeon of the character, passion, and experience of Dr. Reilly to be its new director of trauma surgery and general surgery. I feel very comfortable passing on the responsibilities of the trauma program to his able leadership, and I expect him to take the program to new, even higher levels of respectability, accountability, and quality patient care that will enhance the safety of all those who live, work, or recreate in our region."

Prior to accepting the leadership role of CMMC's trauma program, Reilly's career has included roles as attending surgeon in trauma, general surgery, and critical care, and director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit in Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center serving an extensive geographic region in Pennsylvania. He was also director of trauma at Crozer Chester Medical Center a Level II Trauma Center and director of Department of General Surgery at Geisinger Northeast, also in Pennsylvania.

In addition to his work as a surgeon, Reilly has some 15 years experience as a medical educator. He was an assistant professor of surgery at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., he earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He later earned a master's in business administration through the Temple Executive MBA Program, also in Philadelphia.

He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa., and a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Reilly is certified in general surgery and surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery.

He is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He has delivered numerous lectures on various topics relating to both general and trauma surgery, and has contributed to professional journals and medical-surgical textbooks.

CMMC's Level II Trauma Program contributes to the leadership of the Maine Trauma System. CMMC supports a 19-bed Intensive Care Unit staffed around-the-clock by critical care physicians. LifeFlight of Maine's southern Maine base is located at CMMC.