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North Shore-LIJ Recruits New Chairman of Neurosurgery
Date:6/18/2009

Raj Narayan, MD, is neurosurgery chairman of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Mayfield Clinic

GREAT NECK, N.Y., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the appointment of Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, as senior vice president of neurosurgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, chairman of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, and director of the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience. He succeeds Thomas Milhorat, MD, who retired from clinical practice in May to continue his academic and research activities with the health system. Dr. Narayan will join North Shore-LIJ in September.

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Dr. Narayan comes to North Shore-LIJ from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Mayfield Clinic, where he was the Frank H. Mayfield Professor and chairman of neurosurgery. Prior to that, he was chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Narayan also served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

"Dr. Narayan was hired after an extensive national search that began about 10 months ago," said Lawrence Smith, MD, chief medical officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. "He has more than 14 years of experience as a neurosurgery chair and has successfully grown two major departments. We're confident that he will be an exceptional leader among our extraordinary team of neurosurgeons who will build on our growing reputation for excellence."

In his new role, Dr. Narayan will oversee all neurosurgery programs within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, including 10 full-time surgeons a
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