Medical Staff Committee Information

Cancer Committee:  SRMC’s Cancer Committee has now been established and began presenting Tumor Boards in January.  Sudeep Menachery, MD (Hematology/Oncology) has been appointed as chairperson and SRMC is currently pursuing approval from UVA to provide category 1 CME credit for attendees.  Tumor Boards are held every 4th Monday at 12:30pm in Classrooms A&B, adjacent to the Administration suite.

Medical Education Committee: William Enos, MD, (Pathology), has taken over the responsibility of chairing the Medical Education Committee from interim chair, Walter Zolkiwsky, MD.

Practitioner Health Committee: SRMC has developed a Practitioner Health Committee (Medical Staff Bylaws 10.6).  This committee was developed to support individuals facing health issues and to perform the following functions:

1.      Recommend education for all Medical Staff and Hospital staff regarding practitioner health issues, including how to identify and report potential issues;

2.      Develop and recommend policies for the Practitioner Health Program, such policies to include self referral, referral by others, evaluating credibility of a reported concern, resources for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, maintaining confidentiality, monitoring practitioners under rehabilitation, intervening when patient safety is at risk, and taking appropriate actions;

3.      Evaluate self-referrals and third party reports regarding potential practitioner health issues;

4.      Conduct investigations of potential practitioner health issues;

5.      Make recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation regarding practitioner health issues;

6.      Monitor individuals under treatment and rehabilitation for practitioner health issues;

7.      Make recommendations for reinstatement of clinical privileges following an individual’s treatment and rehabilitation for practitioner health issues.

Any medical staff member seeking help in this area may approach their department chairman or chief of staff for further information.

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