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Harris Cohen, MD, Named Medical Director of Pediatric Radiology
Department at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Radiology
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Memphis, Tenn. (May 29, 2008) – Barry Gerald, MD, interim chairman, Department of Radiology, Steve J. Schwab, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Meri Armour, MSN, MBA, president and chief executive officer for Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, have announced the appointment of Harris L. Cohen, MD, as medical director of the Pediatric Radiology Department at Le Bonheur and executive vice chair in the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC.
Dr. Cohen is a 1976 graduate of the State University
of New York (SUNY)
The national search for this position was conducted by Parker Executive Search and was led by Russell W. Chesney, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC and chairman of Pediatrics at Le Bonheur.
“We are tremendously excited about Dr. Cohen’s arrival. He is an experienced leader in Pediatric Radiology with an impressive track record of success. We look forward to his leadership in helping us build our new facility at Le Bonheur,” Dr. Chesney observed.
Dr. Cohen has more than 230 publications and some 150
published abstracts to his credit. In addition, he has co-written or
co-edited eight textbooks. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the
"Radiology is integral to so many programs at Le Bonheur. Dr. Cohen's leadership will guide the department in providing quality services for our patients and supporting the work of Le Bonheur's medical staff. We look forward to Dr. Cohen joining us,” stated Armour.
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