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New Chairman of Surgery Appointed at Lenox Hill Hospital

March 1, 2004

Richard Green, MD, has been appointed Chairman of Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. The appointment, effective March 1 was announced by Gladys George, President and CEO of Lenox Hill Hospital.

A national leader in vascular surgery, Dr. Green comes to Lenox Hill Hospital from the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program.

Dr. Green was awarded an undergraduate degree from Colgate University in 1966 and earned his medical degree with honors in 1970 from the University of Rochester Medical School. His post-graduate training included an internship and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he served as Chief Resident. After 11 years in private practice with a concentration on diseases of the aorta, carotid and lower extremity arteries, Dr. Green joined the full-time faculty at the University of Rochester.

In 1990, Dr. Green was named Chair of Vascular Surgery and in 1996 he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Surgery and Radiology.

"Dr. Green brings to our hospital a level of surgical excellence that further enhances our ability to provide the highest quality of surgical care to our patients. His broad-based clinical, academic and administrative experience will be an important asset to our outstanding department of surgery," said Ms. George.

Dr. Green is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. His areas of interest include the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms, techniques for improving outcomes after carotid endarterectomy and endovascular surgery.

An early advocate of minimally-invasive surgery, Dr. Green was involved with one of the earliest aortic endografts and has participated in multiple clinical trials at all phases.

He is President of the Society for Vascular Surgery, is on multiple editorial boards and is listed as a leading doctor in vascular surgery in the Castle Connolly Guide, America's Top Doctors.

Dr. Green will reside in Manhattan with his wife Barbara. Their daughter, Debra, a third year medical student at Columbia, is married to William Mack, an associate at Skadden Arps.

Members of the press seeking information about Lenox Hill Hospital should call the Public Relations Department at (212) 434-2400.