AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center recently named Dr. David Kashmer of Brigantine, as director of its Division of Trauma. Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and in surgical critical care, Kashmer joins AtlantiCare from the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa., where he served as the section chief of Acute Care Surgery, which includes trauma, surgical critical care and emergency general surgery.
Kashmer earned his medical degree from MCP Hahnemann University – now Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his bachelor of science degree in biology from Villanova University through a joint program with MCP Hahnemann.
Kashmer, an amateur magician who plays the piano and the guitar and enjoys cooking.
He also earned a Lean Six Sigma master black belt certificate at Villanova. Kashmer holds a master of business administration degree in healthcare administration from George Washington University in Washington. He served as an assistant professor of surgery at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va.
Kashmer completed a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship with the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., and a fellowship in abdominal transplantation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
He completed a general surgery residency and internship at Carilion Health System, Roanoke, Va., and holds certifications in advanced cardiovascular life support and in advanced trauma life support as an instructor and course director.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kashmer as the new director of the trauma center,” said Dr. Marilouise Venditti, chief medical officer for AtlantiCare. “He is known for clinical excellence and for providing patient-centered care, and will bring expertise and a new perspective to the trauma center.”
Kashmer has written and presented numerous research papers.