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  1. Vanderbilt Medical Center names Dr. Allan Pickens chair of thoracic surgery

    Allan Pickens, MD, has been appointed professor and chair of the department of thoracic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
  2. Washington clinic names Dr. Jessica McHugh chief medical officer

    Jessica McHugh, MD, has been named chief medical officer of MultiCare Rockwood Clinic based in Spokane, Wash.
  3. Steward Health names new president, health equity leader

    Dallas-based Steward Health appointed Marisela Marrero, MD, its inaugural senior vice president for health care equity and diversity, equity and inclusion. The system also named Paul Smith president of its flagship hospital in Boston.

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  1. Dr. Charles Geller named chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Deborah Heart and Lung Center

    Charles Geller, MD, will join the team and serve as chair of cardiothoracic surgery for Brown Mills, N.J.-based Deborah Heart and Lung Center. 
  2. Holy Name Medical Center adds chief medical officer following yearlong search

    Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center has named Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, as its new chief medical officer following a yearlong search, according to a Feb. 1 report from
  3. Liberty Hospital taps new chief medical officer

    Liberty (Mo.) Hospital has named Chakshu Gupta, MD, as its new chief medical officer, according to a Feb. 1 report from the Courier Tribune.
  4. New Jersey physician knighted by the king of Bahrain

    Abdulla Al-Khan, MD, has been honored with the First Degree of the National Golden Medal as an achiever by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain in a ceremony Dec. 16 at Al Sakheer Guest Palace. 

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  1. Dr. Stephen Kahane joins Suki's board of directors

    Stephen Kahane, MD, has joined the board of directors of Suki, a technology company developing AI-powered voice healthcare solutions.
  2. Florida Cancer Specialists adds Dr. Hitesh Patel to its executive board

    Dr. Hitesh Patel has joined the executive board of Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, a private oncology practice with almost 100 practices in its network, effective Jan. 27.
  3. Dr. Thomas Cavalieri selected to lead new Virtua Health College of Medicine

    Thomas Cavalieri, DO, has been selected to serve as the inaugural senior vice provost of the Virtua Health College of Medicine and Life Sciences at Rowan University in Stratford, N.J.
  4. Humana shakes up leadership team

    Humana selected Sanjay Shetty, MD, to lead its senior-focused primary care company and promoted George Renaudin from vice president to president of the group's Medicare and Medicaid department. 

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  1. CorroHealth appoints Dr. Jerilyn Morrissey chief medical officer

    Jerilyn Morrissey, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of CorroHealth, a medical consulting and analytics company. 
  2. RWJBarnabas Health appoints Dr. Richard Lazzaro to regional leadership role

    Richard Lazzaro, MD, has been tapped as chief of thoracic surgery for the New Jersey-based RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region.
  3. Dr. Megan Ranney appointed dean of Yale School of Public Health

    Megan Ranney, MD, has been named dean of the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Conn. 
  4. Varsity Healthcare adds Dr. Pat Basu to senior leadership team

    Pat Basu, MD, has joined the leadership team of Varsity Healthcare Partners as managing partner.
  5. Dr. Cheryl Rice named chief of staff of Kansas hospital

    Cheryl Rice, MD, has been appointed to serve a two-year term as medical chief of staff at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville, Kan., effective Jan. 1.
  6. Louisiana health system announces 2023 medical executive committee

    North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La., has appointed 10 physicians to serve on its executive committee and act as liaisons between the medical staff and the health system's board of commissioners.
  7. American Skin Association appoints Dr. James Krueger to medical advisory board

    James Krueger, MD, PhD, has been named co-chair of the medical advisory board for the American Skin Association.
  8. Tomorrow Health adds Dr. Toby Cosgrove to advisory board

    Toby Cosgrove, MD, has joined the advisory board of Tomorrow Health, a home-based healthcare company established in 2021.
  9. JFK Memorial Hospital CEO retires following 10 year tenure

    Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., plans to retire after leading the Desert Care Network-affiliated hospital for 10 years, according to a Jan. 30 report from the Desert Sun.

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