Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Meetings and Events

Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence Quarterly Meeting
Sept. 27

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff
Oct. 16

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Grand Rounds

Upcoming CME Conferences


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Chief Medical Officer Langberg to Retire

From Thomas M. Priselac,
President and CEO

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Michael Langberg, MD, chief medical officer

After 38 years of extraordinary service to Cedars-Sinai and working closely with our Medical Staff, Board leadership, nursing and others to build Cedars-Sinai's nationally recognized performance in quality and safety, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Michael Langberg, MD, has informed me of his plans to begin his retirement on May 1, 2018. He has agreed to remain in a part-time consulting capacity through October.

The most significant contributions that any leader makes are reflected in the organization's culture. Even more than Dr. Langberg's numerous accomplishments, Cedars-Sinai's culture of quality and safety will stand for decades as the legacy of Michael's leadership. Open and candid with his perspective, Michael always has put the institution's needs first and always preferred that others get the credit for successes he helped achieve.

Michael first joined Cedars-Sinai in 1979 as a resident in Internal Medicine. In 1983, he was named director of Medical Education and assistant director of Professional Services. He was appointed chief medical officer in 1994 and developed a consolidated Division of Medical Affairs, integrating clinical quality and safety with medical staff leadership and senior management. In that role for the past 23 years, Michael has evolved the role of Medical Affairs as healthcare has changed and as Cedars-Sinai has grown. Today, Medical Affairs represents leadership across the organization in quality, patient safety, bioethics, healthcare epidemiology, performance improvement, clinical analytics and provider credentialing.

Michael also is recognized for his leadership and insights in representing Cedars-Sinai at the state and national levels. He frequently is sought for his expert advice in healthcare quality and safety, including the role of physician performance in achieving outstanding outcomes.

We are planning an event to enable all of us to thank Michael for his contributions to Cedars-Sinai, and for his leadership, integrity, collegiality and friendship over the years. Details will follow, as will information regarding the search process to identify his successor.

Please join me in thanking Michael for the indelible impact his extraordinary contributions have made to Cedars-Sinai.