H. Hunt Batjer, M.D., was named president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Seattle. He is chairman of the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.Mark Donavan, M.D., was named president and chief executive officer of Seton Health, Troy, N.Y. He had been executive vice president of primary care and care management.
Chief medical officers, VPsGerald Gawlik, M.D., was named vice president and chief medical officer at Central DuPage Health System, Winfield, Ill. He had been senior vice president of clinical affairs and network development at Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Hospital.Ian Leverton, M.D., was named vice president of clinical integration at Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif. He had been director of Permanente Interregional Consultants, Oakland, Calif.Paul Mendelowitz, M.D., was named chief medical officer and vice president for medical affairs at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, N.J. He had been director of clinical information systems.Thomas Origitano, M.D., was named professor and chair of the department of neurological surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill. He has been on Loyola's faculty since 1990.
Medical directorsRobert Donoway, M.D., was named medical director at Memorial Regional Cancer Center, Hollywood, Fla., and director of oncology services at Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood. He has been on staff at the system since 1991.Barbara Palla, M.D., was named medical director at Santa Clara Family Health Plan, San Jose, Calif. She had been chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose.Richard Payne, M.D., was named chief of the pain and palliative-care service in the department of neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. He had been professor of neurology and chief of the pain and symptom management section in the department of neuro-oncology at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.