New Chief of Staff at Work

For Release: May 7, 2008
Writer: Sara Wykes

Dr. Bryan Bohman began his two-year term this week as SHC's Chief of Staff. He is SHC's first elected COS. Dr. Geoff Rubin is the vice COS. Prior to recent bylaw change, the post was filled through an appointment made by the CEO and dean of the Medical School. The bylaw change also created the new post of Vice COS, also elected and the automatic successor to the COS. The bylaws were modified to give hospital medical staffs more autonomy and influence. SCH had been one of the few hospitals not following a direct election system that had become typical.

Bohman succeeds Dr. Lawrence M. Shuer, who served in this key post for 12 years. Shuer, a neurosurgeon, will continue to function as the Medical School's associate dean for graduate medical affairs.

Bohman arrived at Stanford in 1981, after earning his medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed his residencies in anesthesiology and medicine and has practiced at SHC for the past 18 years as a member of the Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group of Palo Alto. From 1994 to 1998, Bohman was deputy chief of the anesthesia service.

Rubin is chief of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Radiology department and medical director of the 3D Laboratory. He has practiced at Stanford since his residency 20 years ago. He currently serves as associate dean for clinical affairs.

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