Southern Ocean Announces New Medical Staff Leadership for 2012, 2013

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Southern Ocean Announces New Medical Staff Leadership for 2012, 2013

Radiation Oncologist Joseph P. Lattanzi, M.D., has been elected President of the Southern Ocean Medical Staff for a two-year term. Dr. Lattanzi has been on the staff of Southern Ocean since 2000 and serves as facility director of Southern Ocean County Radiation Oncology in Manahawkin. Dr. Lattanzi also serves as medical director of radiation/oncology services at the hospital and as the chair of the Cancer Committee. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and did his internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center. He completed his residency and fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Also elected to leadership roles were Interventional Radiologist Thomas Yu, M.D. as vice president; Otolaryngologist Lynn Bezpalko, D.O. as secretary-treasurer and Family Practitioner Rosenio Medenilla, Jr., M.D. as member at large.

During his two-year term as medical staff President, Dr. Lattanzi will represent the 280 physicians on the medical staff at Southern Ocean Medical Center who represent over 40 specialties.