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St. Joseph Hospital Medical Staff Leadership

On behalf of the sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and the Board of Trustees we would like to acknowledge our Medical Staff members, who are toiling every day to improve the health and quality of life of the people in our community. We take pride in our 1,000-member Medical Staff's reputation for providing clinical excellence, embracing patient care advancements, and fulfilling the altruistic mission of St. Joseph Hospital.

In particular, our colleagues listed below take time from their busy practices to serve in a critical role as Medical Staff Officers, tackling tough issues and fostering our culture of high-quality patient care. With these exceptional leaders we confidently face the challenges ahead.

Michele Carpenter, M.D.
Chief of Staff

Paul Beck, M.D.
Interim Chief Medical Officer

2016 - 2017 Medical Staff Officers

Michele Carpenter, M.D.
Chief of Staff

Russell Montgomery, M.D.
Vice Chief of Staff

Brian Boyd, M.D.

Lawrence Ehrlich, D.O.
Immediate Past Chief of Staff

Peter Smethurst, M.D.

Department Chairs and Vice Chairs

Gregory Perkins, M.D. Anesthesiology
John Bui, M.D. Anesthesiology

Bala Gulasekaram, M.D. Behavioral Sciences
Ravinder Singh, M.D. Behavioral Services

Keith Rundle, M.D. ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)
Edward Lee, M.D.ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)

Brian Lee, M.D. Emergency Medicine
Claudia Gold, M.D. Emergency Medicine

Paul Mansoning, M.D. Family Practice
Jing Fang Li, M.D. Family Practice

James Roum, M.D. Internal Medicine
James Lee, M.D. Internal Medicine

Shalizeh Shokooh, M.D. Cardiology

James J. Lee, M.D. Gastroenterology

Allan Akerman, M.D. OB/GYN
Joseph Kahn, M.D. OB/GYN

Paul Dinh, M.D. Orthopedics
Eric Lee, M.D. Orthopedics

Michael Schoen, M.D. Pathology
Aaron Sassoon, M.D. Pathology

Scott Harrison, M.D.Pediatrics
Sudeep Kukreja, M.D. Pediatrics

David Karlin, M.D. Radiology
Joseph Tison, M.D. Radiology

Brian Norouzi, M.D. Surgery
Sami Hamamji, M.D. Surgery

Eric Pham, M.D. General Sugery

Hector Ho, M.D. Neurosurgery

Sanford Ratner, D.D.S. Oral Surgery

Linda Zeineh, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Brian Palafox, M.D. Thoracic Surgery

Lamia Gabal, M.D. Urology

Jeffrey Ballard, M.D. Vascular Surgery


Bylaws Committee Robert del Junco, M.D.

Cancer Committee Hisham El-Bayar, M.D.

Continuing Education Vivian Tanaka, M.D.

Credentials Russell Montgomery, M.D.

Dialysis and Transplant Michael Arquilla, M.D.

Infection Control Jack Stewart, M.D.

Interdisciplinary Practice Mike Malouf, M.D.

Medical Executive Michele Carpenter, M.D.

Operating Room Russell Montgomery, M.D.

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Ervin Ruzics, M.D.

Physician Advisory Committee on DPC Amir Ghiassi, M.D.

Physician Health Brian Boyd, M.D., Eric Wellmeyer, M.D.

PQRB George Moro, M.D., Claudia Gold, M.D.

Quality and Safety Committee of Medical Staff Brian Boyd, M.D.

Staff Officers Michele Carpenter, M.D., Russell Montgomery, M.D.

Utilization Management Robert Parke, M.D.

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