August 30, 2008

Hospitals’ Surgery Chief Resigns From Post

Dr. Mark Roh, the interim chairman of surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side and West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield, has resigned from the post, hospital officials said Thursday.

Roh, who will remain on staff at the hospitals, cited personal matters for the resignation, according to a letter sent to hospital employees. He could not be reached for comment.

Both hospitals are part of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, where officials in recent months have been consolidating several clinical departments such as surgery. Spokesman Tom Chakurda declined comment.

Dr. Daniel Gagne has been appointed interim chair of surgery at West Penn and Dr. John Raves has been appointed interim chair at Allegheny General.

Originally published by The Tribune-Review.

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