PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edmund Tse, M.D., has been elected chief of staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital, effective immediately. A native of Hong Kong and a resident of San Marino, Dr. Tse now leads a medical staff of more than 800 active physicians in serving residents of the greater San Gabriel Valley and beyond.
Dr. Tse is a diplomat of both the American Board and Nephrology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is currently a member of Pasadena Nephrology Medical Group, which is comprised of physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system. He also serves as co-medical director of Huntington Dialysis Center in Pasadena.
"Dr. Tse is tremendously passionate about his profession, our hospital and the patients he serves," said Stephen Ralph, president and CEO of Huntington Hospital. "We know that this commitment and enthusiasm will carry over into his new role of chief of staff, and all of us at the hospital are looking forward to working in partnership with him and our medical staff in finding new and even better ways to serve our community."
Since joining Huntington Hospital's medical staff in 1994, Dr. Tse has assumed numerous leadership roles including chairman of the department of medicine and chairman of the hospital's pharmacy, therapeutics and diet committee. In 1998-99 he was named "teacher of the year" for the hospital's residency program and in 2006-07 earned the same honor for his leadership with the hospital's internal medicine residency program.
Dr. Tse, 49, earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia after attaining a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He did his fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University Medical Center and his internship/residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Since 2007 he has served as clinical professor of internal medicine/nephrology at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona.
Huntington Memorial Hospital is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital that is home to the only Level II trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition to being granted Magnet® status in 2011, Huntington Hospital has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named the eighth best hospital in California. Renowned for its programs in neurosciences, cardiovascular services and cancer care, Huntington Hospital is an active teaching hospital with graduate medical education programs in internal medicine and general surgery. Consistent with its mission the hospital provides millions of dollars annually in charity care, benefits for vulnerable populations, health research, education and training, and support programs that may otherwise be absent from the community. For more information, visit www.huntingtonhospital.com.
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital