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Innovative Surgeon Leads Mission’s Doctors

Neurosurgeon Farzad Massoudi, M.D., has been nominated by his peers to be Mission Hospital’s new chief of staff serving through December 2011.

Massoudi will oversee policies and procedures set forth by the medical executive committee and will be responsible for the self-governance of the medical staff at both Mission Hospital’s Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses.

Hospital chief of staff Farzad Massoudi

Massoudi, board certified in neurosurgery, specializes in minimally invasive brain and spine surgery. Commended for his leadership qualities, he is already known in the medical community for inventing medical devices for spinal implants, and for his pioneering work in the field of non-invasive surgery for outpatient treatment of brain and spine tumors.

“I believe in being relentless in the pursuit of goals but flexible in how you attain them, and I look forward in working with the medical staff and hospital administration to foster a spirit of cooperation and collaboration to achieve our goals this year,” said Massoudi in a statement.

Prior to his appointment, Massoudi served as chief of staff elect.

He completed his doctorate degree in medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and did his residency in neurosurgery at UCLA. He has been practicing medicine in Orange County for a decade.

Other elected officials on the medical executive committee include chief of staff-elect Rudy Marquez, M.D.; secretary-treasurer Todd Lempert M.D.; 2010 chief of staff Christopher Nolan, M.D., as well as representatives of medical staff departments and committees. It oversees the hospital’s quality of care and resolves issues related to care or its staff.

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