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  • Clinical Leadership Announced for Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

    Published: 06/21/2012

    Physicians will lead new medical center slated to open in September


    PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2012) - Einstein Healthcare Network has named the clinical leaders who will oversee medical care at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, a 146-bed, full-service hospital scheduled to open this September in East Norriton. Department chairs and chiefs include physicians from Einstein and Montgomery Hospital Medical Center in Norristown, which will transition its medical and administrative staff to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery upon opening.

    “These physician leaders will play a critical role in ensuring the completion of the activation planning process, the design and development of patient care services, our transition into the new medical center, and overseeing the ongoing care provided at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery,” said Barry R. Freedman, President and CEO, Einstein Healthcare Network.

    Medicine and Family Medicine

    CHAIR: Steven Sivak, MD, Chair of Medicine at Einstein for the past 11 years, will chair the departments of family medicine and medicine. Dr. Sivak also heads Einstein’s primary care residency program and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from students and residents.

    CHIEF, Family Medicine: Janis Rubin, MD, has been on the staff at Montgomery Hospital for more than 20 years. She is board certified in Family Practice.

    CHIEF, Medicine: Gary Drizin, MD, has been Chair of Medicine at Montgomery Hospital since 2004. He was Associate Chair from 1996 to 2004, and specializes in pulmonary medicine.

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    CHAIR: Arnold Cohen, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein for nine years, is a renowned specialist in high-risk pregnancy who pioneered a state-of-the-art electronic medical system for his department.

    CHIEF: Elizabeth Zadzielski, MD, has been Chair of OB/GYN at Montgomery since 2009. She’s certified as a menopause practitioner and has received numerous awards for collaborative initiatives with nursing staff.

    Emergency Medicine

    CHAIR: Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD, chair of Emergency Medicine at Einstein since 2000, has written a textbook called A Practical Approach to Emergency Medicine, and focuses his research on alternatives to general anesthesia for patient procedures.

    CHIEF: Robert Czincila, DO, is medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Montgomery Hospital and is a clinical assistant professor at Jefferson Medical College.


    CHAIR: Rick Fine, MD, has been Chair of Anesthesiology at Einstein since 1999. He has a special expertise in cardiac anesthesiology and perioperative medicine and was recently honored for his philanthropic leadership.


    CHAIR: Matilde Irigoyen, MD, has been Chair of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Einstein since 2006. She has published extensively in the fields of immunizations, pediatric health services and medical education.


    CHAIR: Hank Simms, MD, Chair of Surgery at Einstein since 2005, is board certified in surgery with a special focus on thyroid and oncologic surgery. He is also director of the General Surgery Residency Program.

    CHIEF: Bruce Menkowitz, MD, has been Chair of Surgery at Montgomery since 2004 and is former president of the medical staff. He’s board certified in orthopedic surgery.


    CHAIR: Terence Matalon, MD, has been Chair of Radiology at Einstein since 2003 and has a particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.

    CHIEF: John Devenney, MD, is a board-certified radiologist who’s been with Montgomery Hospital for 31 years. He is a former president of the Montgomery County Medical Society.

    Radiation Oncology

    CHAIR: Lawrence J. Solin, MD, Chair of Radiation Oncology at Einstein, is a world renowned researcher, focusing on breast conservation treatment with radiation for early stage breast cancer.

    Pathology and Laboratory

    CHAIR: Nancy Young, MD, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory at Einstein for the past four years, is a recognized expert in the diagnosis of lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders by fine needle aspiration biopsy.

    CHIEF: Paul Belser, MD, has been Chair and Medical Director of Pathology at Montgomery since 1995. He has a specialty board in Cytopathology, with a particular interest in neoplastic diseases.

    * Additional appointments are still pending and will be announced as available.

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