Holy Redeemer Health System names three new department chairs

The chairs are Kisha Martin, William Scarlett and Taechin Yu

The Times

Holy Redeemer Health System announced that it has appointed three new department chairs: Kisha Martin, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine; William Scarlett, DO, chair of the Department of Surgery; and Taechin Yu, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Prior to joining Holy Redeemer, Martin spent the last two years as medical director of the Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus Emergency Department and served as an attending physician and assistant professor. Before her time at Temple, she served as an attending physician of emergency medicine at Reading Hospital for seven years.

Board-certified in emergency medicine, Martin graduated from the University of Virginia before earning her doctorate of medicine from MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine. After earning her medical degree, she completed a two-year surgical oncology fellowship at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and completed an emergency medicine residency at Temple University.

“I look forward to bringing my academic and clinical experiences to the Holy Redeemer Emergency Department,” Martin said. “I plan to work with our staff to provide the best comprehensive emergency medical care to our patients and the community we serve.”

Scarlett is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction. He serves as the medical director of Restorative Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and chief of surgery at Holy Redeemer Hospital, as well as the director of surgical services. Outside of Holy Redeemer, Scarlett is an associate clinical professor for the plastic surgery program at PCOM.

Scarlett is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (FACOS) and a diplomat of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (FAACS). Scarlett graduated from Dickinson College before earning his doctorate of medicine from University of Des Moines.

“I enjoy working with the Holy Redeemer Hospital team to continue delivering state of the art healthcare services, while navigating the regulatory changes that are facing us all,” Scarlett said.

Bringing a diverse clinical and academic background to Holy Redeemer, Yu previously served as the division director and residency program director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He also shared his knowledge and expertise as a clinical associate professor at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine.

Yu is a board-certified OB/GYN and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He graduated from University of Notre Dame before earning his doctor of medicine from New York Medical College, as well as a master of science in Health Care Management from Harvard University. Yu completed the Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and conducted his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital.

“Leadership involves listening, engaging, and collaborating with others in order to accomplish a mission,” Yu said. “I will work tirelessly to ensure Holy Redeemer’s obstetrics, gynecology and related women’s health services remain as a premier center of excellence in clinical delivery, patient and provider experience, community engagement, and fiscal responsibility.”