Dr. Luis Davila Santini, PBMC's new chair of surgery, and Dr. John Kassotis PBMC's new chair of cardiology. Photos: Courtesy of Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Peconic Bay Medical Center appointed two new department chairs in March.

Dr. Luis Davila Santini was named chair of surgery and Dr. John Kassotis, was named chair of cardiology, the hospital announced in a press release March 21. As department chairs, they will provide senior oversight of hospital-based services at PBMC.

“Both doctors have shown the utmost commitment to expanding services and providing the highest quality medical care, thus further expanding our footprint and positive impact on the East End,” PBMC Executive Director Amy Loeb said. “We are excited about their addition and look forward to working with them.”

Before joining PBMC, Santini spent 11 years at South Shore University Hospital, where he was named the director of vascular surgery services for Northwell Health’s eastern region. He developed a network of surgeons in this leadership role, providing state-of-the-art emergent and elective vascular services to five regional hospitals.

“I’m honored to be able to start this new position at Peconic Bay Medical Center,” Santini said. “As chair I will aim for our department to continue to reach the high standards of patient care that the medical center is known for, as well as grow and expand the services of the department.”

Kassotis, PBMC’s new cardiology chair, has held numerous roles in his fields of expertise, which include general cardiology, electrophysiology and heart failure. He has served as the director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology section at New York Methodist Hospital and the clinical professor and director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology laboratory and section at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the award-winning cardiac services team at Peconic Bay Medical Center,” Kassotis said. “It is my goal to continue to expand our cardiac footprint and to provide the best possible care in the region to our patients.”

Source: Peconic Bay Medical Center press release

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