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Fellowship-Trained General Surgeon Joins Staff

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan 28, 2014 Marcel Tafen, M.D., has joined Albany Medical Center’s Department of Surgery and has been appointed assistant professor of surgery at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Tafen has special expertise in trauma, critical care and acute care surgery. His special areas of interest include thoracic, trauma and rib plating surgery, a newer procedure to repair severely fractured ribs.
Dr. Tafen completed his fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center after serving his residency at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Tafen, whose full name is Marcel Kleber Tafen Wandji, joins an elite surgical team that uses the latest technology and techniques to provide the most comprehensive care in the region.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: or


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