Slate of medical leaders elected to lead hospital
The physicians at Nathan Littauer Hospital elected Mike McBiles MD, as the new chief of staff of the 74-bed facility. McBiles took over as head of the physician team on Jan. 1, 2012. During his two-year term, he will serve as medical staff liaison to hospital administrative staff and its board of directors. In doing so, he will be playing a key role in directing health care services improvements to the thousands of patients cared for annually at the hospital.
Dr. McBiles said he plans to continue the good work of the previous Chief of Staff, Dr. Paul Perrault. Dr. McBiles said, “One of my top priorities is to improve physician communications.” He added, “I am thrilled to be working with such an outstanding roster of physicians during such a pivotal time for the hospital.” Dr. McBiles noted that he will provide medical staff input into the many expansion and renovation projects under way on the hospital’s campus and in their primary care network.
The following medical personnel were also elected to the following chairs: Vice Chief of Staff ~ Robert Brandis, MD, Secretary/Treasurer ~ Richard Solby, DO, Credentials Chairperson ~ Todd Duthaler, DO; Lab Director ~ Jungeun Lee, MD MD; Chief of OB-GYN ~ Andrew Samach, MD; Chief of Medicine- Shriraj Shah, MD; Chief of Surgery ~ Nicholas Filippone, MD Diagnostic Imaging Director: Mike McBiles, MD and Chief of Pediatrics- Lawrence Horowitz, DO.
In particular, Dr. McBiles has been a member of the medical staff at Nathan Littauer Hospital since 2005 and has held numerous medical staff leadership positions throughout the nation. Most notably he served as the Chief of Radiology for the country’s largest military base, Brooke Army Medical Center. He attended New York Medical College and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Nuclear Medicine Residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Radiology Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is Board Certified by American Boards of Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. “Dr. McBiles’ strong leadership skills and vision make him an excellent choice to be Chief of Staff,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Frederick Goldberg. “The hospital and the medical staff will be positioned to work more effectively together with Dr. McBiles serving in this pivotal role,” Dr. Goldberg remarked.
He began his military career as a member of a highly- elite nuclear response team. It was there where he developed a keen respect for the science of nuclear and radiological technologies. He explained that after seeing the devastation of nuclear accidents he wanted to use the same technology to heal people. And “healing” is how many of his co-workers and patients describe him. Vice President of Development Susan Kiernan knows first-hand about his caring demeanor and his medical expertise having been under his care. She explains, “Dr. McBiles is highly approachable and knowledgeable- it is a very wonderful mix of talents.” She added, “Simply put, he is a huge asset to our community.”
In his spare time, Dr. McBiles enjoys music, hiking, gardening, woodworking and church activities.