For the second time in his 30-year tenure, Frank Yusuf, MD, a well respected thoracic, cardiovascular and general surgeon at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, was elected Chief of Staff by the Hospital’s Medical Staff.
Based in the Santa Clarita and AntelopeValley for more than three decades, Yusuf will once again lead Henry Mayo’s medical staff of about 330 physicians and continue to be a part of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.
“I’m honored, humbled and privileged that such a major majority of my active staff colleagues would think so highly of me to so graciously elect me for a second time as Chief of Staff,” Dr. Yusuf said.
Henry Mayo’s Medical Executive Committee serves as the governing organization for the hospital medical staff by implementing policies of the medical staff, overseeing quality of care and making recommendations to hospital administration and its Board of Directors.
Physicians holding positions on the Henry Mayo Medical Executive Committee include Mark Sender, MD, Deputy Chief of Staff; Gregory Jenkins, MD, Secretary; Cecelia Hann, MD, Treasurer; Floyd Katske, MD, Chairman Department of Surgery; Lakhbinder Dhanda, MD, Chairman Department of Medicine; Lawrence Leiter, MD, Chairman Department of Primary Care; Parviz Galdjie, MD, Chairman of Continuing Medical Education; Harold Quan, MD, Chairman of Credentials; and Members-at-Large Balbir Brar, MD and Ranbir Singh, MD.
“My goals for the Medical Executive Committee are to preserve and improve the rights and conditions of the whole medical staff, to improve the quality of care for all patients at Henry Mayo Hospital and in the Santa Clarita Valley, and to improve relations between hospital physicians, nursing, administration, and the board,” said Dr. Yusuf.
Yusuf began his medical training at CambridgeUniversity in England where he earned his BA (Honors) and MA. He later earned his MD from OxfordUniversity. In 1972, Yusuf came to the United States and completed his residency at YaleUniversity and YaleUniversity affiliated hospitals. From 1975 to 1976 he served as chief resident. He also completed a cardiovascular and thoracic surgical residency program at Allegheny GeneralHospital and Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, 1976-1978.
In 1978, Yusuf moved to Southern California and in addition to joining the medical staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has served at numerous local hospitals. He served as Chief of Surgery at Henry Mayo between 2000 and 2001.