LONG BRANCH, NJ, January 20, 2011 — Monmouth Medical Center colon and rectal surgeon Michael Arvanitis, M.D., has been elected president of the hospital's 900-member medical and dental staff.
Additionally, Margaret Fisher, M.D., chair of pediatrics and medical director of The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, was elected president elect. Rounding out the slate of executives, obstetrician and gynecologist Andrew Sun, M.D., was elected secretary, and internist Jeffrey Lederman, D.O., was elected treasurer.
Dr. Arvanitis is section chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery for the Department of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center and also serves as medical director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth’s Patricia Burton High Risk Colorectal Cancer Program. He has been an attending colon and rectal surgeon at Monmouth Medical Center since 1988 and is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Monmouth’s teaching affiliate, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He received his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical University — as Drexel University School of Medicine was then known — and completed his surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Monmouth Medical Center — an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System — is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers.
January 24 , 2011
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