At the MLH Board, Medical Staff and Senior Management retreat last week in Lafayette Hill, PA, three physician leaders — Nancy Roberts, MD; Robert Stavis, MD; and Gary Daum, MD — were honored for their service as they stepped down from their respective roles of Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of Pediatrics, and Chair of Pathology.
MLH President and CEO Jack Lynch, SVP and Chief Medical Officer Andy Norton, MD, and MLH Medical Staff President Steve Gamburg, MD, recognized each with a ceremonial chair presentation and with a plaque from the Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Roberts, System Chair for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Main Line Health since 1997, has been practicing at all of Main Line Health’s four acute care hospitals as a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist for more than 30 years. In her time as Chair, more than 25 of the Ob/Gyn residents who came to train at Main Line Health have stayed on to join our Medical Staff as a result of their experience under her leadership. Dr. Roberts will continue to teach our residents while pursuing other endeavors. Currently, Interim Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology is Norman Brest, MD.
Dr. Stavis has been practicing neonatology for 35 years, including 19 years as the Chair of MLH’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Stavis brought the specialty of neonatology to Main Line Health, and under his leadership, Main Line Health’s NICUs have received multiple recognitions from the March of Dimes and other national organizations. During his tenure, our Pediatric program has grown exponentially, including the initiation of our partnership with Nemours and the establishment of the western suburbs’ only 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Stavis will continue to serve the Main Line Health community as an attending Neonatologist. Currently, System Interim Chair of Pediatrics is Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, MD.
Dr. Daum has been serving as MLH Chair of Pathology since 2014. Before that, Dr. Daum served as a senior Pathologist for all Main Line Health acute care hospitals, President of Main Line Pathology Associates, and Medical Director of Microbiology for Main Line Health Laboratories. In addition to these leadership roles, Dr. Daum has authored numerous published journal articles on pathology throughout his career. Currently, Acting Chair of Pathology is Pradeep Bhagat, MD.
In photo, from left: MLH Board Chairman Steve Aichele, Dr. Daum, Jack Lynch, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Gamburg, Dr. Stavis, Dr. Norton.