Gary Almedo Stephens, MD, was named Chief Medical Officer of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) in an announcement by Richard B. Becker, MD, the Hospital Center’s President and CEO.
“Dr. Stephens has a long tenure with TBHC, says Dr. Becker, who noted the appointment would be effective as of August 16, 2010.
“Dr. Stephens began here as a resident and rose to become Chief of TBHC’s Division of Thoracic Surgery. In addition to his administrative experience, Dr. Stephens possesses extensive knowledge of our institution, our staff and our community. He has been repeatedly recognized as an outstanding clinician and teacher. We are delighted to have him as our Chief Medical Officer and look forward to working with Dr. Stephens as we continue to develop a destination hospital and medical staff for our community.”
Dr. Stephens holds a medical degree from Ghandi Medical College in Bhopal, Central India, and completed his general surgery residency at TBHC, followed by fellowships in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Stephens practices cardiac and thoracic surgery and has served as Chief of THBC’s Division of Thoracic Surgery since 2005. A native of Guyana, Dr. Stephens founded CHI, the country’s first heart institute in 2005 and performed Guyana’s first successful open-heart surgery in 2007.