Scott & White Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Chairman of Neurosurgery

- Jason H. Huang, MD, to lead neurosurgery program at Memorial -

TEMPLE, Texas – Scott & White Healthcare welcomes Jason H. Huang, MD, FACS, as the new Chairman for the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Huang joins a team of physicians and researchers at Memorial Hospital in Temple as part of the Neuroscience Institute to advance the quality of care for patients dealing with neurological disorders and conditions. Dr. Huang will also serve as a professor of surgery at Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine and be actively involved in teaching medical students and fellows.

"We are excited to have Dr. Huang as part of our Baylor Scott & White family," said Glen Couchman, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health – Central Division." His strong background in patient-care, combined with his ongoing research efforts, will be an asset to the communities that we serve. His leadership will help advance the quality of care in our neurosurgery program and also prepare the next generation of neurosurgeons as part of our ongoing commitment to academic excellence."

Dr. Huang joins Baylor Scott & White from the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY where he served as the Chief of Neurosurgery of Highland Hospital and associate professor of neurosurgery. He also has an active translational research lab studying neurotrauma funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"Providing the best quality care to help treat neurological disorders is a passion that I have pursued since my residency," said Dr. Huang "By combining research and clinical care, we can find better treatments for conditions such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), brain tumors, spinal and nerve disorders."

Dr. Huang received his medical degree from John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and also served as Chief Resident of Neurosurgery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and serves as a member of a number of national and international academic professional organizations including the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Neurological Society of America, Society of Neuroscience, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

He also served his country as an Army Reservist, deploying in 2008 as a theater combat neurosurgeon in Iraq. In 2012, he was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

"I came to Scott & White because there is a growing need to provide state of the art neurosurgical services to the local community," said Dr. Huang. "Through research and evidence-based practices and with a multi-disciplinary approach, we will continue to enhance the ability of Scott & White to provide the highest level and quality of care and service."

About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health is a not-for-profit health care system with total assets of $8.3 billion* and the vision and resources to offer its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The new system includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For More Information visit www.BaylorScottandWhite.com.

* Based on unaudited fiscal year 2013 financial statements.

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For more information, contact:

Deke Jones
djones@sw.org

January 30, 2014


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