Three new chiefs to lead neurosurgery, otolaryngology — ear, nose, and throat — and plastic surgery were recently named at Englewood Health.
Drs. Kevin Yao, Bryan Ho and Troy Callahan will serve three-year terms as chiefs of their respective divisions.
“Drs. Yao, Ho and Callahan are not only accomplished clinicians in their fields, but respected leaders who will help ensure that Englewood Health remains a top hospital in the nation,” said Dr. Hillary Cohen, vice president of medical affairs at Englewood Health.
Callahan will head plastic surgery at Englewood Health. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Callahan specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures, including breast reconstruction and hand surgery; trauma and burn recovery; and plastic and reconstructive microsurgery.
Callahan is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. At Englewood Health, he is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Education Council. In his new role, he follows Dr. David Abramson, who served as Englewood Health’s chief of plastic surgery for 10 years.
Ho was appointed chief of otolaryngology. He is a board-certified otolaryngologist, as well as a head and neck surgeon. His clinical expertise includes image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery. Ho has served as a clinical instructor at both Harvard Medical School and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has mentored medical students and residents during their clinical rotations at Englewood Health. He follows Dr. David Henick, who led the department as chief for 10 years.
Yao was appointed chief of neurosurgery in 2021 and continues his current term leading the department. He is board certified in neurological surgery. His clinical expertise includes complex brain and spine surgery to remove tumors; spinal surgery for herniated discs and stenosis; endoscopic pituitary surgery; and radiosurgery. Yao is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Additionally, Yao is chair of Englewood Health’s Cancer Committee at the Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center. He succeeds Dr. Marc Arginteanu, who served as chief of neurosurgery for nearly a decade.
Meanwhile, Englewood Health also appointed a new medical staff president.
Dr. Ana Maria Burga was elected president of Englewood Health’s medical staff, where she will lead Englewood Health’s medical staff of more than 1,150 physicians and other providers. The medical staff executive board is responsible for medical staff governance; physician credentialing and privileging; and quality assessment and improvement.
Burga also serves as chief of pathology at Englewood Health. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and received her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.