Dr. Mandip Panesar named as Acute Hospital medical director at WCCH
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Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) Board of Managers' recently announced the appointment of Dr. Mandip Panesar, Acute Hospital medical director, effective Sept. 1.
Panesar currently serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Erie County Medical Center Corporation, Medical Director of the Hemodialysis Unit at the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.
Having received his medical degree from St. George's University, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Seton Hall University, St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, N.J. Additionally, he completed his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Arkansas, Little, Rock, Ark., and holds a master of science degree in Physiology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Panesar replaces Dr. Bilal Ahmed, who served in this capacity since 2015.
At the Aug. 29, Board of Managers' meeting, Don Eichenauer, CEO, and members of the Board expressed their thanks to Ahmed for his time at WCCHS and for his enthusiasm, leadership, and dedication. Ahmed has been instrumental in improving quality initiatives and ensuring staff members and clinicians place quality and patient service at the forefront.
In his role as Medical Director, Panesar will carry on the activities of his predecessor and provide medical leadership assisting the medical staff in the delivery of patient care, medical education/research and for the advancement of clinical quality/safety initiatives.