Glen Cove Hospital announced the appointment of its new chair of emergency medicine Thursday.
Leonardo Huertas succeeds John D'Angelo, who was promoted to senior vice president of the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s emergency medicine clinical service line. Heurtas had worked under D'Angelo as associate chair of emergency medicine since 2007.
The Locust Valley resident joined the hospital in 1999 as an attending physician in the emergency department.
Huertas assumes responsibility for all the hospital's emergency services as well as disaster preparedness and training. He will lead the department's response to events like Hurricane Sandy, when power to the facility was disrupted. Huertas will also supervise education of medical residents and emergency medical services (EMS) workers at the hospital.
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Huertas holds a Medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY, and got his Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He completed his internship and residency in emergency medicine at Christiana Care Health System at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark, Del.
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