York Hospital welcomes new providers in pulmonary medicine and newborn telemedicine – Lifestyle – seacoastonline.com

YORK, Maine — York Hospital is pleased to welcome two new physicians to its medical staff this month. Ming Hui Fan, M.D., has joined Pulmonary Associates of York Hospital, while Derek Trapasso, M.D., F.A.A.P., has been appointed Consulting Medical Director of York Hospital’s Newborn Telemedicine.

Dr. Fan earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. While at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she completed three years of residency in general surgery, along with fellowships, in nephrology-internal medicine, surgical intensive care and burn trauma, before opting for a change of focus toward internal medicine and critical care. Dr. Fan then completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital; this was followed by a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Upon the completion of her formal education, Dr. Fan held professorial appointments at both the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, followed by positions as a pulmonary/critical care medicine physician at Washington Hospital and Jefferson Hospital in Pennsylvania. Dr. Fan is now seeing patients at Pulmonary Associates of York Hospital in the clinic, in addition to providing care for those in the ICU. She has a particular interest in interstitial lung disease although she cares for patients with conditions across the full spectrum of pulmonary medicine. When enjoying some free time in her native New England, Dr. Fan spends it with family in the Seacoast area, along with her husband and two children; you’ll find them beachcombing, cooking and playing the piano and violin.

Derek Trapasso, M.D., F.A.A.P., the Director of the MassGeneral for Children Community Hospital Medical Program, has been appointed as Consulting Medical Director, Newborn Telemedicine Program at York Hospital. After earning his medical degree from Albany Medical College, he completed his residency Albany Medical Center. Additionally, his undergraduate education was completed at Siena College, Loudonville, NY. Dr. Trapasso has over 15 years of experience in pediatric hospitalist and emergency medicine, with particular interests in newborn medicine, respiratory illnesses, procedural sedation and traumatic injuries. While he grew up in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, he currently lives in eastern Massachusetts with his wife and two girls, where they stay very busy with crafts, cooking, baking and enjoying time outdoors.

York Hospital’s Newborn Telemedicine Program provides 24/7 telephone and videoconferencing guidance and clinical support by MassGeneral for Children (MGHfC) neonatologists to the pediatric physicians on site at York Hospital, allowing newborns world-renowned care close to home. This program grants babies presenting with concerns during the birth process, the opportunity to be cared for by York Hospital’s on-site birthing team, in tandem with the neonatal experts at MGHfC via videoconference in real time. There is growing evidence that telemedicine provides prompt and informed decisions, allowing for either for safe and continued care at York Hospital, or prompt transfer of the newborn to a medical center offering neonatal intensive care.

For more information about these new physicians, the services they offer or to schedule an appointment, please call York Hospital at 207-351-2273.

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