Jefferson Health NorthEast


Jefferson Health NorthEast (JHNE) is the result of the Frankford Hospital System (briefly named Aria Health) transitioning from part of the Jefferson Health Network to fully integrated during a period where local hospitals such as Einstein, Kennedy, Abbington, and Lansdale all integrated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.


The JHNE Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers a unique experience for education in Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Medicine Residency Program supplements the clinical rotation experience with affiliations with other academic centers of the Philadelphia region such as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Temple University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, and Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Because of Aria's diverse three-campus system with an annual emergency department volume of over 130,000, the residents gain exposure to both urban and community medicine. The main campus at Torresdale provides a busy ER experience with the busiest Trauma Center in the Jefferson enterprise with a high ratio of severity of community medicine in an uncontested environment. Residents will also get very familiar with managing the critically ill patients starting in the ED and transitioning to the busy ICU, Cardiac ICU, or Neuro ICU. The Frankford campus provides access to a population with a very low socio-econmic status with a bimodal distribution of low acuity community medicine and the very critically ill, delayed presentation or less frequently seen conditions such as cryptococcal meningitis. The Bucks campus provides residents the experience of your bread and butter, single coverage center (albeit with an attending).


  • Department Chair: Gerald Wydro
  • Program Director: Scott Plasner
  • Combined Program Co-Directors: Robert Danoff (FM/EM), Andrew Ogden (IM/EM)
  • Associate/Assistant Program Directors: Jamie Adamski and Rebecca Mills
  • Research Director: Jamie Adamski and individually assigned research preceptors
  • Student Director: Kimberly Groen

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital
10800 Knights Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Secondary Hospitals

Jefferson Frankford Hospital
4900 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Jefferson Bucks Hospital
380 Oxford Valley Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047

Example Curriculum


5 blocks Emergency Medicine
2 blocks Cardiology/Internal Medicine/Night Float
1 block Critical Care Medicine
1 block Trauma
1 block Ob/Gyn
1 block Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 block Anesthesia
1 block Emergency Ultrasonography


7 blocks Emergency Medicine
1 block Critical Care Medicine
1 block Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 block Orthopedics
1 block Urology/Research
1 block Trauma
1 block OB/GYN


8 blocks Emergency Medicine
1 block Burn Unit
1 block Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
1 block Trauma
1 block Ultrasound/Ophthalmology/Research
1 block Elective


7 block Emergency Medicine
1 block Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 block Emergency Medical Services
1 block Neurology/Toxicology
1 block Critical Care Medicine
1 block EM Administration
1 block Elective


Additional Ultrasound, Critical Care, Toxicology, EMS, Trauma
Pediatric Anesthesia
Wilderness Medicine
International/Travel Medicine

Onsite Fellowships

Critical Care

Onsite Residencies

EM, FM, IM, FM/EM, IM/EM, Podiatry

Contact Information

Program Director: Scott Plasner, DO
Phone: +1 215 612 5726

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