Dr. Denise Sur has been re-elected to a fourth term as chief of staff at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Sur became the first female physician chief in the hospital’s long
history when elected in 2011. She has been actively involved in
physician leadership at the hospital for many years, serving as
vice-chief of staff before becoming chief.
She is vice-chair for education in the UCLA Department of Family
Medicine and program director for its Family Medicine Residency, as well
as a professor of family medicine at the David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA. Her professional affiliations include the American
and California Academies of Family Physicians, Society of Teachers of
Family Medicine and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.
Sur resides in Rolling Hills Estates with her husband, Mark. They
have four children and two grandchildren, with another one on the way.
Joining her as officers on the hospital’s 2014 Executive Medical
Board are Drs. Philip Levin and Roger Lee, who were re-elected
vice-chief of staff and secretary-treasurer, respectively.
Levin is medical director of surgical services at the hospital, as
well as a clinical professor of anesthesia. Lee is a hospitalist
physician and chair of the medicine department.
Other physicians on the 13-member EMB, which oversees medical affairs
at the hospital, are Drs. Ashley Busuttil, Charles Chandler, David
Chen, Jeffrey Eckardt, Denise Freese, Peter Galier, William Growdon,
Sharon Kaminker, Daniel Lee and Anthony Scaduto.
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