Massachusetts General Hospital is going outside to hire its next surgeon-in-chief and chief of the Department of Surgery. The hospital announced today it had selected Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe, who now holds those titles at Indiana University Hospital and Indiana University School of Medicine.
Lillemoe will begin his new job in May, replacing Dr. Andrew L. Warshaw, who held the position for 14 years.
A native of South Dakota, Lillemoe specializes in pancreatic and biliary surgery and before going to Indiana in 2003 spent 27 years at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He went to medical school and received his surgical training at Hopkins, and became vice chairman and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital surgery department.
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