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Hudson Valley Hospital Center Appoints Chief of Surgery and Hospitalist Medical Director

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Cortlandt Manor NY - March 19-2013- Hudson Valley Hospital Center announces the appointment of Dennis Pastena, MD,  a board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing for nearly 35 years, as Chief of Surgery at HVHC effective March 1. Dr. Pastena completed his general residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital of New York, and completed his plastic surgery training at Downstate Medical Center – Kings County Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Also appointed effective March 1 was Bobby Janda, MD as secretary/treasurer of the HVHC Medical Staff.  Dr. Janda is also expected to fill the position as Hospitalist Medical Director effective April  1. Dr. Janda is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the New York County Medical Society. He did his post-graduate training at New York Medical College at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and has been Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at HVHC since 2011.