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Title
Medical Staff Announces New Leadership
Start Date
12/28/2012
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ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP:
VASKEN ARTINIAN, MD, ELECTED CHIEF OF STAFF

Vasken Artinian, MDPort Huron, MI...St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Medical Staff is pleased to announce its 2013-14 elected leadership positions. Beginning in January 2013, Vasken Artinian, MD, will serve as Chief of the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Medical Staff. He succeeds Daniel Shogren, DO, who held the position from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2012.

On staff at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron since 2004, Dr. Artinian offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in his leadership role. He most recently served as the Medical Staff's Vice Chief of Staff. He is Board Certified in Pulmonology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He currently provides medical services through Physician Healthcare Network, PC.

Joining Dr. Artinian in executive officer positions are:

  • Chief of Staff Elect: Wasif Hussain, MD
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Cheryl Canto, MD

Newly elected St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Medical Staff department leaders, include:

Department of Emergency Services

  • Chief – David Kraus, DO
  • Vice Chief – Bradley Caloia, DO

Department of Family Practice

  • Chief – Cheryl Canto, MD
  • Vice Chief – Jun Garcia, MD

Department of Internal Medicine

  • Chief – Emad Daher, MD
  • Vice Chief – Anup Lal, MD

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Chief – Gary Doss, DO
  • Vice Chief – Todd Murphy, MD

Department of Pathology

  • Chief – Rubina Karim, MD
  • Vice Chief – Tae Sik Yook, MD

Department of Radiology

  • Chief – Daniel Shogren, DO
  • Vice Chief – Jose Carrion, MD

Department of Surgery

  • Chief – Dawn Morey, DO
  • Vice Chief – Scott Barton, DO

Section of Anesthesiology

  • Chief – Sabbir Ahmed, MD
  • Vice Chief – Wasif Hussain, MD

Section of Vascular Surgery

  • Chief – Sadiq Hussain, MD
  • Vice Chief – Vernon Dencklau, DO

"With more than 40 specialties offered, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is extremely honored and fortunate to have these respected physicians lead our medical staff," comments Rebekah Smith, RN, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital President and CEO. "These dedicated physicians have volunteered their time to work with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital staff to ensure that we provide the best possible care for our patients."

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