Report of the
Chief of Staff
My first year as Chief of Staff at Sinai
Hospital has been a very rewarding one.
The growth and development of our
Medical Staff during the past year has been
impressive. Our staff has continued to
reinforce its capabilities in the many
specialties it provides with the recruitment of
additional members who possess the
credentials needed to enable Sinai to
maintain its high level of patient care,
teaching, research and community services.
The medical progress we have displayed is
enviable among other highly respected
health care institutions.
Our staff continues to bring honors to the
institution. Joseph Honet, M.D., chairman of
our Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
this year was elected to the presidency of
the American Academy of Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation, and Eli M. Brown, M.D.,
Chairman of our Department of
Anesthesiology, has been named
president-elect of the American Society of
We have also been very proud of our new
modalities of treatment. Each of our
departments has continued to upgrade its
services with new techniques and
We are continually enhancing our
commitment to education. Our House Staff
reflects the teaching organization at Sinai;
our Continuing Medical Education program
includes a fine conference and lecture
series; and our relationship with the Wayne
State University School of Medicine
continues to grow stronger each year.
A highlight for the Hospital and the Medical
Staff in the area of research this year was
an International Symposium on Laser
Surgery sponsored by Sinai in March.
Nearly 100 renowned scientists from around
the world imparted their knowledge at the
HOWARD JACOBS, M.D.
Symposium. The conference was a success
and we are equally gratified to say that a
number of disciplines are using the laser
I cannot close without a strong word of
thanks to the Board of Trustees and the
Administration for the support they have
given to the Medical Staff as we work
towards our common goal of excellence in
the health care field.
Howard Jacobs, M.D.
Chief of Staff
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