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March 6, 2009
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

University Hospital names medical director

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— David B. Duggan, M.D., has been appointed medical director of University Hospital. The appointment was announced by Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., chief executive officer of University Hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs; and Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Duggan also serves as quality officer of University Hospital and associate vice president for clinical affairs for SUNY Upstate.

Duggan’s responsibilities as medical director and chief quality officer fit with his role as associate vice president regarding monitoring and improvement of outcomes, quality, and service for the hospital and practices, as liaison between clinical and information systems, and in other clinical initiatives, as well as his ongoing chairmanship of the Practice Standards Task Force.

As medical director, Duggan will report to Schaengold and Scheinman.

Duggan has been a member of the SUNY Upstate Medical University faculty since 1985, serving as chair of the Department of Medicine for 14 years. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate in 1979.

Duggan succeeds Colleen O’Leary, M.D., who served as interim medical director. O’Leary remains as vice chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and medical director for Perioperative Services. She will become president of the University Hospital Medical Staff in April.

University Hospital is a 366-bed teaching hospital with many one of a kind services, including burn and trauma care. This summer, the hospital will open a six-story expansion, featuring private patient rooms and new clinical space for cardiovascular, neuroscience and oncology services, as well as the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Duggan resides in Skaneateles.

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