LONG BEACH, Calif., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maged Tanios, M.D., a highly respected physician leader, educator, researcher and recipient of numerous grants and rewards, has been elected Chief of Staff at Long Beach Memorial. During his two-year term, Dr. Tanios will serve as a liaison to Long Beach Memorial administration and board of directors. He replaces James Wells, M.D., who recently completed his term.
Medical Director of Long Beach Memorial's Intensive Care Unit and Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Training Program since 2012, Dr. Tanios led the Department of Internal Medicine for six years. He currently is a member of Long Beach Memorial's Board of Trustees.
Associate Clinical Professor at both UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Tanios has the distinction of being board certified in four clinical areas—Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.
"It's an honor to be selected by the medical staff and follow in the footsteps of Dr. Wells and the distinguished chiefs of staff that have served since the hospital opened in 1907," says Dr. Tanios. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to help lead our 2,000 world-class Long Beach Memorial physicians and look forward to all we can accomplish together to improve the health of our patients and the communities we serve."
"Dr. Tanios has been active in leadership, clinical and research capacities, is highly regarded by his fellow physicians and a perfect choice at this time," says John Bishop, CEO of Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach. "As chief of staff, he will work closely with our physicians and leadership to advance our culture of excellence in patient care and clinical outcomes."
Dr. Tanios served on MemorialCare Health System Academic Advisory Board and as an expert medical reviewer for the Medical Board of California. He is a highly prolific author and recipient of multiple awards and grants, including recognition from American Lung Association and funding from National Institutes of Health.
He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. At Tufts University School of Medicine, he served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and received his Master's Degree in Health Management and Policy.
His many honors include being named among America's Top Physicians, UCI Department of Internal Medicine Attending Physician of the Year, International Association of Healthcare Professionals Top Pulmonologists and Memorial Medical Center Foundation Munzer Family Award for Excellence in Education and Research.
Long Beach Memorial is continually lauded for superior clinical quality and outcomes. It has been listed multiple times on U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals and recognized among the top 10% highest performing U.S. hospitals for heart failure, pulmonary disease, knee replacement and hip replacement. It is the Southland's only community teaching hospital to receive straight A's from The Leapfrog Group's Hospital semi-annual Safety Score on each evaluation. Its Centers of Excellence and prominent physicians continue to receive national accolades for diagnostic, treatment and technological advances. These include MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute, MemorialCare Orthopedic Institute, MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute, MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center, Stroke Program and the Emergency Department and Trauma Center. Together with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, it comprises the West's second largest hospital campus. Visit http://memorialcare.org/long-beach-memorial.
SOURCE Long Beach Memorial