Thomas J. Nasca

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Born
Thomas Joseph Nasca

1949 (age 71–72)
White Plains, New York
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationMedical degree
Alma mater
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Jefferson Medical College
OccupationPhysician
OrganizationACGME
TitleCEO
Spouse(s)Jean Styslinger
Parent(s)Agnes and Thomas Gaetano Nasca

Thomas Joseph Nasca (born 1949) is the CEO of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Nasca was formerly a professor and dean at Thomas Jefferson University.[1][2]

Early life

Thomas Joseph Nasca was born in White Plains, New York to Agnes and Thomas Gaetano Nasca. Nasca's grandfather Gaetano Nasca immigrated to New York from Italy in 1913.[3] Nasca attended Archbishop Stepinac High School graduating in 1967. Nasca attended University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1971 with high honors. In 1975 Nasca graduated from Jefferson Medical College earning his medical degree.[4] At Jefferson Medical College, Nasca met Jean Styslinger whom was studying to become a nurse. Nasca married nurse Jean Styslinger in June 1975.[5][6] Nasca was part of the Alpha Omega Alpha fraternity at Jefferson Medical College. Nasca completed his internship and residency at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nasca completed his nephrology fellowship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.[7][8]

Career

In 1992 Nasca joined Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as the vice chairman of the department of medicine.[9] In 1993 Nasca became the residency program director at Thomas Jefferson University.[10] Joseph S. Gonnella, dean of Jefferson Medical College, resigned in 2001 making Nasca the acting dean.[11] Nasca became the senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of Jefferson Medical College in 2003.[12][13] Nasca left Jefferson Medical College in 2007 to become CEO and executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in Chicago.[14][15] While Nasca was the dean at Thomas Jefferson University and the CEO of ACGME he wrote over 100 peer-reviewed articles and other publications.[16] The Commonwealth Medical College awarded Nasca with an honorary Doctor Medical Arts degree in July 2016. In May 2018 Nasca was the commencement speaker for the Georgetown University School of Medicine class of 2018.[17]

In March 2020 Nasca and the board of the ACGME suspended self-study activities, all accreditation site visits and CLER program site visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]

Publications

  • Bush, Roger. Nasca, Thomas J. (September 2010) "Commentary: Clinical Faculty, Academic Culture, and the Future of Medical Professionalism." Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol 2. No. 3.
  • Holt, Kathleen D. Nasca, Thomas J. Miller, Rebecca S. (July 2011) "How Important Is Anatomy for the Young Surgeons? Response." Journal of Surgical Education. Vol. 68. No. 4.
  • Nasca, Thomas J. (November 2009) "Residentsʼ Voices Must Be Heard." Academic Medicine. Vol. 84. No. 11
  • Nasca, Thomas J. (November 2011) "Graduate Medical Education Financing and the Role of the Volunteer Educator." Virtual Mentor. Vol. 13.
  • Nasca, Thomas J. (June 2020) "ACGME's Early Adaptation to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles and Lessons Learned." Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol 12. No. 3.
  • Nasca, Thomas J. Philibert, Ingrid. (September 2009) "Communities of Practice and Learning: Disseminating Their Work." Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol. 1. No. 1.
  • Nasca, Thomas J. Day, Susan. Amis Jr., E. Stephen. (2010) "The new recommendations on duty hours from the ACGME Task Force." The New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Novielli, Karen D. Nasca, Thomas J. Hojat, Mohammadreza. Erdmann, James B. Veloski, Jon. (November 2000) "Correlates of Physiciansʼ Endorsement of the Legalization of Physician-assisted Suicide." Academic Medicine.
  • Spandorfer, John. Pohl, Charles. Rattner, Susan. Nasca, Thomas. (2009) "Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students." Cambridge University Press.

Thomas J. Nasca in the media

  

References

  1. "Thomas J Nasca". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  2. Abelson, Reed (June 14, 2002). "Limits on Residents' Hours Worry Teaching Hospitals". New York Times.
  3. "Thomas G. Nasca". The Day. July 26, 2005.
  4. "The University of Notre Dame Commencement Exercises". Commencement Exercises. May 23, 1971.
  5. "Jean Styslinger Is Bride-Elect". The Pittsburgh Press. January 26, 1975.
  6. "Jean Styslinger". The Pittsburgh Press. January 26, 1975.
  7. "The Impact of Education on Health Care Quality: The 18th Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture". Health Policy Newsletter. 22 (2). May 7, 2009.
  8. "Dr. Thomas J. Nasca MD". U.S. News & World Report.
  9. "The Impact of Education on Health Care Quality: The 18th Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture". Health Policy Newsletter. 22 (2). May 7, 2009.
  10. Quillman, Catherine (February 25, 2001). "New Dean". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  11. "Phila. medical school names Nasca, 51, dean". Lancaster New Era. January 8, 2001.
  12. "Thomas J. Nasca Named Dean of Jefferson Medical College". Journal of Investigative Medicine. 49. 2001.
  13. "University Honoring Harry R. Kimball, MD At 179th Annual Commencement". Jeff News. June 1, 2003.
  14. Burling, Stacey (September 12, 2007). "Jefferson medical school dean to step down". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  15. Burling, Stacey (September 13, 2007). "Nasca to leave Jefferson for medical-education group". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  16. Wachter, Robert (April 1, 2016). "In Conversation With… Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP". Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  17. Zambon, Kat (May 7, 2018). "ACGME President and CEO Nasca to Speak at School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony". Georgetown University.
  18. Lopa, Daniela (March 26, 2020). "A Message from the ACGME President: ACGME Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)". NYCOMEC Corp.

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