PETER E. NEWBURGER, MD, APPOINTED INTERIM CHAIR OF PEDIATRICS AT UMASS MEMORIAL

February 19, 2002

Worcester, Mass. - Peter E. Newburger, MD, has been named interim chair of pediatrics for UMass Memorial Medical Center, while Marianne E. Felice, MD, chair of pediatrics, serves as interim chief executive of UMass Memorial Health Care. Dr. Newburger is professor of pediatrics and molecular genetics & microbiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), and has served as vice chair of the department.

The appointment was announced by Dr. Felice. "Peter Newburger is one of the guiding lights of the department of pediatrics, as a clinician, a scientist and an educator," said Dr. Felice, "and his commitment to the quality of care of his patients, and his search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancers, is an example to us all. I am pleased he is willing to take on this interim role at such an important time in the history of this institution."

UMass Memorial Health Care is central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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