Hendersonville-Purdy UNC Healthcare announced January 9 that it has named its next Chief of Staff. He is a neurologist with Purdy since 2011.
According to a news release, Dr. Joel Callahan, MD, FAAN, has been appointed Purdy’s chief of staff and will assume his new role on January 1. He said.
Dr. Callahan said in a release: I look forward to working with his colleagues as we navigate the year ahead and continue to provide high quality, compassionate care to patients, their families and the community. ”
In this role, Dr. Callahan, a board-certified neurologist, will provide leadership, guidance, and a voice to the medical staff while creating a dynamic physician environment that is committed to high-quality, patient-centered care and safety. said the release. “Dr. Callahan is an extraordinary neurologist and a highly regarded leader among the medical staff,” said Greg Purdy, chief medical officer at UNC Healthcare, Dr. McCarty said in a release. . “His experience and expertise make him an asset to the community and to Purdy.
Dr. Callaghan will succeed Natasha Susanne Rotenschlager, MD, who has held the role of Chief of Staff for the past two years. According to Pardee, Dr. Lautenschlaeger was the hospital’s first non-American female national chief of staff.
Dr. Callahan specializes in treating headaches, neurological disorders, EMG/EEG, epilepsy, muscle disorders, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and spasticity. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an internship and neurology residency at the University of Colorado Hospital.
He also has fellowship training in neuromuscular disease, the release said.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a non-profit regional hospital established in 1953 and managed by UNC Health Care with 222 licensed acute care beds. For more information, please visit www.pardeehospital.org.