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July 22, 2004

People of the Times

Leslie C. Davis has been appointed president of Magee-Womens Hospital, effective September 1.

Davis has more than 20 years of experience in health care, with particular emphasis on operations and developing businesses and services. Most recently, she served as president of Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, which is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

A native of Long Island, Davis began her career at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. She subsequently spent 13 years with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in several positions, including vice president, clinical affiliations/ambulatory programs.

She also has served as chief operating officer of Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia, before joining the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she eventually became chief marketing and planning officer. She joined Tenet Pennsylvania in 2002.

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Davis earned a master’s degree in business education from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

In making this announcement, Elizabeth Concordia, senior vice president, UPMC academic and community hospitals, said, “Ms. Davis brings us an in-depth understanding and perspective of the challenges and opportunities in both academic and community hospital operations.”

“I feel it is a privilege and challenge to lead Magee into the 21st century,” said Davis. “I am joining one of the nation’s leading health care organizations and my goal is to maintain and expand Magee’s greatness into new areas of women’s and infants’ health.”


Pitt’s Department of Otolaryngology in the medical school announced the following faculty accomplishments: David E. Eibling, professor of otolaryngology, was awarded the School of Medicine’s Kenneth E. Schuit Award: Dean’s Award for Master Educator at the 12th annual curriculum colloquium on May 11.

Eugene N. Myers, professor and Eye & Ear Foundation chair of the otolaryngology department, was an invited faculty member at the 10th Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22-26; an invited guest speaker at the III Curso Internacional Teorico-Pratico de Cirurgia da Laringe, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 5-7, and a presenter and panel moderator at the annual meeting of the Hungarian Society of Otolaryngology, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Hungarian Society of Otolaryngology, held in Sopron, Hungary, May 26-28.

In the United States, Myers presented “Management of the Neck in Cancer of the Larynx” and “Management of Tumors of the Parapharyngeal Space” at the 42nd annual basic science course in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in Washington, D.C., March 4.

Clark A. Rosen, associate professor of otolaryngology and president and a founding member of the ICARUS Society, attended the Combined Otolaryngology Societies’ meeting in Arizona and was inducted into the Triologic Society.

Rosen gave a presentation to the neurolaryngology study group on “Radiesse Light,” presented a paper to the American Bronco-Esophagological Association entitled, “Complications of Suspension Laryngoscopy” and moderated the laryngeal session discussion.

Associate professor of otolaryngology Carl H. Snyderman was an invited speaker at the Department of Otolaryngology of Loyola University and the University of Chicago in May. He gave grand round presentations on endoscopic treatment of epistaxis and endoscopic cranial base surgery.

Elizabeth Toh, assistant professor of otolaryngology, presented “Vestibular impairment following cochlear implantation in older adults” at the VIII International Cochlear Implant Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., May 13.

Bill J. Yates, professor of otolaryngology and neuroscience, was the keynote speaker at the 1st International Symposium of the Vestibulocochlear System held in Seoul, Korea, June 13.

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