Seward Rutkove, MD, named Chair of Neurology at BIDMC
Terri Janos firstname.lastname@example.org
FEBRUARY 11, 2021
BOSTON, MA – Seward Rutkove, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Starting March 1, Rutkove will lead the department’s cutting-edge patient care, clinical and translational research, as well as foster innovative approaches to diagnostics and delivery of care.
“I am thrilled and honored for this opportunity to lead such an exceptional department,” said Rutkove. “We already have a tremendous team of clinicians, researchers, nurses and administrative staff. And now through new collaborative efforts and initiatives we will build on the extraordinary level of research, education and patient care that we provide.”
Rutkove is succeeding Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD, who has served in the role of Chairman of the Department of Neurology since 1992. Saper will continue his clinical, teaching and research responsibilities in the department.
“We are grateful to Dr. Saper and the many years of exemplary service he has provided our patients, our students and our faculty in the Department of Neurology and in our physician and research community,” said Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. “As a skilled and seasoned scientist-physician, Dr. Rutkove will seamlessly transition into his new role leading the Department of Neurology. His aptitude and enthusiasm for clinical-translational research and education in the field will strengthen the department’s existing programs and further the cutting-edge treatments we provide for patients in need.”
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.