Swedish Adds Seven New Doctors to its Medical Staff

SEATTLE –  Swedish, one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit health-care providers, today announced the addition of seven new doctors to its growing medical staff. Angie Song, M.D., FACS, who specializes in facial plastic surgery, will join Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists. Six new doctors will join the Swedish Neuroscience Institute including Lina Fine, M.D., a sleep and neuro-psychiatrist; Lee Liou, M.D., a neurologist specializing in general neurology and neuromuscular disease; Amer Malik, M.D., a neuro-hospitalist focused on stroke; Pavle Repovic, M.D., PhD., who will join the Multiple Sclerosis Center; Ednea Simon, M.D., who specializes in epilepsy and pediatric neurology; and Ron Young, M.D., who will lead the GammaKnife Radiosurgery Program.

“Swedish is pleased to welcome Drs. Fine, Liou, Malik, Repovic, Simon, Song and Young to our respected medical staff of more than 2,000 providers throughout the region,” said Cal Knight, Swedish’s chief operating officer. “The addition of the new team members to the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the otolaryngology group allows us to provide new treatments and expanded services to more patients.”

DR. LINA FINE, who has joined the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, specializes in sleep medicine and neuropsychiatry. She has conducted extensive research on insomnia, neuropharmacology and neurochemistry. Dr. Fine has been given many prestigious awards including the Coopers Fellowship Award for Young Scientists of the Future, Harvard College Scholarship, University of Milan Fellowship, Churchill Scholarship for Cambridge Univeristy and Sackler School of Medicine Scholarship.

Dr. Fine received her medical degree from the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine in 2003. She previously attended Cambridge, Harvard and Cornell Universities. Dr. Fine is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her post-graduate training includes a sleep medicine and neurophysiology fellowship at the Center for Sleep Medicine and a neuropsychiatry residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

DR. LEE LIOU, who specializes in General Neurology and neuromuscular disease, will join the Swedish Neuroscience Institute as an outpatient clinician and hospitalist. Dr. Liou’s distinguished career includes receiving the Katherine Carter Award in Scientific Writing, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship and the Chinese American Faculty Association Scholarship.

Dr. Liou earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 2003. He earned his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California Los Angeles in 1999 at the relatively young age of 22. Dr. Liou’s residency was in neurology at the University of Washington. Most recently, Dr. Liou concluded his fellowship in clinical neuromuscular/EMG and translational research at the University of Washington.

DR. AMER MALIK, a neuro-hospitalist focused on ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke care, joins the Swedish Neuroscience Institute Stroke Program. Dr. Malik received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2005 while also obtaining an MBA in health care management and finance in 2004. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2009, when he was awarded the Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year Award for 2008-2009. Most recently, Dr. Malik completed his vascular neurology fellowship at the UPMC Stroke Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies including the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, and the American Academy of Neurology.

DR. PAVLE REPOVIC joins the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Repovic, a fellow at the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, is certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was awarded a Sylvia Lawry Fellowship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Repovic graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004 where he attended the combined M.D./Ph.D. program. He completed his neurology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2008. Dr. Repovic’s doctoral thesis work was centered on the sources and functions of Oncostatin-M, a specific protein, in the central nervous system.

DR. EDNEA SIMON joins the Epilepsy and Pediatric Neurology team at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Simon is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the Child Neurology Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Her research experience includes research fellowship in functional neuroimaging and basic research in post-traumatic epilepsy.

Dr. Simon earned her medical degree from the State University of Campinas School of Medicine in Brazil. She is certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in June 2007. Her extensive clinical training includes a mini fellowship in pediatric epilepsy, fellowship in clinical neurophysiology, residency in child neurology, clinical fellowship in child neurology and residency in pediatrics.

DR. ANGIE SONG has joined Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists, which provides comprehensive care to patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures. Dr. Song is a board certified otolaryngology head and neck surgeon, as well as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Song received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1993. She previously worked at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. as an otolaryngology resident and at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills, Calif. as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow.

DR. RON YOUNG, a nationally recognized pioneer in the use of GammaKnife for benign conditions, will open and lead the new Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. With more than 37 years of experience in both private practice and academic environments, Dr. Young was the director of the Gamma Knife Center at Northwest Hospital for 17 years and has served as head of neurosurgery at the University of California Irvine as well as a professor at the University of California Los Angeles. He also has expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr. Young earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1965. He completed a straight surgical internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and his residency in neurosurgery at VA Hospital, Long Beach, Calif., and at the State University of New York Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.

About Swedish
Established in 1910, Swedish has grown over the last 100 years to become the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of three hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard – a freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center in Issaquah, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services, and the Swedish Physician Division – a network of more than 40 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area. In fall 2009, Swedish broke ground on a new medical office building and hospital in the Issaquah Highlands, as well as an emergency department and medical office building in Ballard. More recently, Swedish announced plans to open freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center facilities in Mill Creek and Redmond. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit www.swedish.org and www.swedish100.org.

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