Mordecai N. Dunst, M.D., wants to give back — and he found an ideal way
to make a difference.
After 20 years of dedicated service to patients at City of Hope, Dunst was voted medical staff president in October 2007. As president, he serves as the chief
officer of the medical staff.
Dunst provides leadership and guidance to the staff and promotes effective communications among the staff, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC), medical center administration including the chief medical officer, and the medical center’s board of directors. This communication supports the continued maintenance of hospital accreditation from the Joint Commission and endorses compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals.
“It’s an honor to represent this staff,” Dunst said. “This group of physicians truly cares about providing the best care for patients.”
The medical staff president position rotates every two years, and the president is selected through an election among voting members of the medical staff.
Donald S. David, M.D., continues as a medical staff officer as immediate past president. Lucille A. Leong, M.D., is president-elect and Sharon P. Wilczynski, M.D., Ph.D., is secretary and treasurer.
“It is a challenging and exciting position and a way to pay back the system that has supported you for many, many years,” Dunst said. “I encourage other physicians to become active in the medical staff and make a difference in how care is provided.”