By Andy Norton, MD, SVP and Chief Medical Officer
It is my pleasure to announce that Pradeep Bhagat, MD, has been appointed System Chair, Department of Pathology at Main Line Health by the MLH Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Bhagat (in photo) has been serving as Interim Chairman of the department since 2016, succeeding Gary Daum, MD.
As System Chair, Dr. Bhagat is a member of the Medical Executive Committee, System Chairs Committee, and Patient Quality and Safety Committee. Dr. Bhagat also serves as the Medical Director, MLH Laboratories; Chief of Clinical Pathology, Lankenau Medical Center; and Lankenau Medical Center Pathology Campus Chief. Dr Bhagat works in partnership with the MLH Laboratory Services leadership team of John Schwarz, VP of Administration at Lankenau, and Judy Ann Gilbert, System Director with responsibility for all aspects of laboratory services across the System.
Dr. Bhagat is board certified in Pathology, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology, and is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He is a graduate of L.L.R.M. Medical School in Meerut, India, and completed residencies in Pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and Lankenau Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. From 2001-2014, he was Chairman/Laboratory Director, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bhagat on his appointment.