LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, and the American Lung Association of New Jersey will host the monthly meeting of the Adult Pulmonary Support Group on Tuesday, May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the hospital’s Joel Opatut Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Education Room.
Open to adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma or chronic asthma, or bronchitis and their loved ones, the session will feature guest speaker Loki Skylizard, M.D., Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery, and Assistant Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Monmouth Medical Center, who will be speaking to Lung Health – Saving Lives Through Early Detection.
A recent addition to Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group, Dr. Skylizard has extensive medical and surgical experience. Prior to joining Barnabas Health, he served as the sole community thoracic surgeon providing minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgical services in East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Dr. Skylizard earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his General Surgery residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine Program in Springfield, Mass. He then completed a fully accredited two-year residency in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Cerfolio, Dr. Skylizard was the first physician to complete a 12-month Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Advanced Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama.
Registration for the Adult Pulmonary Support Group, featuring Dr. Skylizard, is required by calling 732-923-6990. For more information about Dr. Skylizard or to schedule an appointment, please call 732-263-5024.
April 29, 2013
CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan