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People news: Oswego Health appoints Tull as chief medical officer

By Journal Staff


OSWEGO, N.Y. — Oswego Health announced it has appointed Dr. Duane Tull as chief medical officer, effective Jan. 1.

Tull assumes the duties that Dr. Renato Mandanas previously handled before his retirement, Jamie Leszczynski, senior director of communications at Oswego Health, tells CNYBJ in an email.

Duane Tull
Dr. Duane Tull

Tull has been with Oswego Health since 2018. He will continue as one of the general surgeons at Surgical Associates, based at Seneca Hill Health Services Center, in addition to taking on the responsibilities of chief medical officer (CMO), per Oswego Health.

“I have practiced in large and small hospital settings, been employed by large surgical centers and even ran my own practice. My hope in this new role is to reflect on my leadership experience and the lessons learned to help move Oswego Health forward,” Tull said in a statement.

He has more than 20 years of surgical experience, Oswego Health noted.

In addition, Tull was also appointed president of Physician Care P.C., a multi-specialty medical group. Physician Care P.C. includes primary care, medical specialists, and surgical specialists who maintain an affiliation and presence with Oswego Hospital.

Micheal Stephens
Dr. Micheal Stephens

Oswego Health also announced it has appointed Dr. Micheal Stephens as associate CMO. That is a new position, according to Leszczynski.

Stephens brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position. He began his medical career in 1997 in British Columbia and has clinical experience including emergency medicine, family medicine, hospice care, assisted living and skilled nursing facility.

Besides his duties at Oswego Health, Stephens also provides care to patients at Oswego Family Physicians, P.C., an affiliate of Oswego Health.

“I am very well versed with Oswego Health and the healthcare needs of this community as I was one of the managing partners of Oswego Family Physicians prior to it being purchased in October 2018 by Oswego Health,” Stephens said in a statement. “I was previously on the board of directors and served as vice chair. I am honored to have this opportunity and I look forward to working with Dr. Tull, the board of directors and the [more than] 1,200 Oswego Health employees to continue to provide accessible, quality care right here in Oswego County.”

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