May 10th, 2013
Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, has been appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Dr. Cruz-Flores was formerly the interim chair of the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. and the Director of the MidAmerica Stroke Network at Saint Louis University Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. He completed residencies in internal medicine and neurology at... [more]
May 7th, 2013
Robert Resendes is the new public health director over the City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health. He was part of a national search that included interview panels with internal and external community stakeholders, as well as interviews with city officials. Resendes comes to El Paso, Texas with three decades of public health and private sector experience. He is currently a member of the National Association of County and City Health Officers and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Resendes is also... [more]
April 17th, 2013
Two chief financial officers have been newly appointed at two El Paso Tenet hospitals. Dave Byrd is the chief financial officer for Sierra Medical Center. Brandon L. May is the chief financial officer for at Sierra Providence East Medical Center.
Dave Byrd previously served as chief financial officer for Sierra Medical Hospital’s sister hospital Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to that, Byrd served as assistant chief financial officer at Sierra Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in St.... [more]
April 4th, 2013
Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, PhD, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso, has been named interim associate dean for research, interim associate dean for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and interim chair for the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Lakshmanaswamy succeeds associate dean Charles C. Miller III, PhD.
“Dr. Lakshmanaswamy is a long-serving basic science researcher at TTUHSC, who has been an integral part of the development of the research programs here over the past nine years,”... [more]
April 3rd, 2013
Robert A. Kirken, PhD, has been appointed dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. The announcement came after the university’s national search to fill the appointment. UTEP President Diana Natalicio described him as “highly respected for both his science and his leadership skills. He has been an enormously valuable contributor to UTEP’s successful quest to become the first national research university with a 21st century student demographic.”
Since 2005, Kirken has served as chair and professor of the Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP... [more]
February 21st, 2013
The El Paso County Medical Society installed Dr. Patricio Pazmino as president of the El Paso County Medical Society on Jan. 16. President-elect is Dr. Juan Escobar, vice president and secretary is Dr. Syed Yusoof, Treasurer is Dr. David Mansfield. Immediate past president is Dr. Bruce Applebaum.
El Paso County Medical Society inducts 2012 officers [posted Feb. 22, 2012]
The El Paso County Medical Society inducted Bruce J. Applebaum, MD, as its 2012 president, replacing Jose Aun, MD. Patricio A. Pazmiño, MD, is president-elect; Juan M. Escobar, MD, is secretary; Syed A. Yusoof,... [more]
January 16th, 2013
Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN, was named founding dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. Novotny replaces interim dean Josefina Lujan, PhD, RN. Novotny is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, has served on several boards and professional committees and has authored or co-authored many books and articles. She continues to play an active role on the national and international... [more]
November 9th, 2012
Salvador Baeza III, PharmD, has been promoted to the position of director of the West Texas Regional Poison Center. Baeza takes over for Leo Artalejo who retired. Baeza now assumes responsibility for one of the country’s busiest Poison Control Centers. The West Texas Regional Poison Center covers a 36-county region, providing free, bilingual poison treatment recommendations and poison prevention advice 24 hours a day. Baeza has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Diplomat of the... [more]
November 1st, 2012
Dignity Health has hired Edmundo Castaneda as its new president at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. Castaneda replaces longtime hospital president Denny Powell who retired in June. Castaneda, 42, started the new job in October. Castaneda’s previous employer was Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He holds a master’s degree in health-care administration from Texas State University in... [more]
October 9th, 2012
On Oct. 24, William Beaumont Army Medical Center will stage a change of command ceremony at Noel Field on Fort Bliss. Command will go from Brigadier General Dennis D. Doyle to Colonel Michael S. Heimall. Doyle’s command started in April 2011, replacing Maj. Gen. Ted Wong, whose command started May 2010.
Col. Dennis D. Doyle will replace Maj. Gen. Wong of Beaumont [originally posted April 22, 2011]
On May 18, Col. Dennis D. Doyle will ceremoniously take over command of William Beaumont Army Medical Center at... [more]