Leopoldo M. Vocalan Jr., M.D.
Leopoldo M. Vocalan Jr., M.D.
 
William K. Anderson, M.D.
William K. Anderson, M.D.
 
Rodney E. Brenneman, M.D.
Rodney E. Brenneman, M.D.
 
Murray S. Flaster, M.D.
Murray S. Flaster, M.D.
 
Deepika Pradhan Shrestha, M.D.
Deepika Pradhan Shrestha, M.D.
 
Christopher T. Addis, M.D.
Christopher T. Addis, M.D.
 
The LG Health Board of Trustees has approved Leopoldo M. Vocalan Jr., M.D., as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Vocalan practices at LG Health Physicians Behavioral Health Specialists. 

The trustees also approved new chiefs in several divisions:

William K. Andersen, M.D.
, is Chief of the Division of Dermatology. Dr. Andersen practices at Lancaster Skin Center, which he founded in 1997.

Rodney E. Brenneman, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Orthopedics. Dr. Brenneman has practiced at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster since 2014.

Murray S. Flaster, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Neurology. Dr. Flaster, Medical Director of the LGH Stroke Program, also practices at LGHP Neurology. He joined LG Health in 2016.

Deepika Pradhan Shrestha, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Shrestha has practiced at LGHP Diabetes & Endocrinology since 2014.

  • Please send bios and photos of new physicians to Progress Notes Managing Editor Mary Beth Schweigert.


Dr. Addis Testifies About Proposed Malpractice Rule Change


Christopher T. Addis, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medicine, was one of several physicians who spoke to Republican lawmakers about a proposed rule change that would affect medical malpractice lawsuits. 

Under current law, attorneys must file in the county where the alleged malpractice occurs. The proposed rule change would allow attorneys to initiate cases in any county with a connection to the physician.

Speaking at a state House Majority policy committee meeting, Dr. Addis and his colleagues argued that the change would drive up costs for both medical practices and patients. Addis said if the rule is reversed, he could be summoned to court in Philadelphia, where Penn Medicine is based.

The state Supreme Court later voted to delay action on changing the rule until more detailed information is available. 

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