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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Announces 2009 Medical Staff Officers

HOUSTON, TX (February16, 2009)


Four physician leaders have been selected as Medical Staff Officers for Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Their role is to provide leadership for the medical staff at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

Mary A. Cross, M.D., is Memorial Hermann Southeast's 2009 Chief of Staff. Dr. Cross is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Specialist and is also in private practice at Memorial Hermann Medical Group in Pearland, a physician-led subsidiary of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Michael L. Warneke, M.D. was named Memorial Hermann Southeast's Vice Chief of Staff. Dr. Warneke is an internal medicine physician and was formerly Southeast's 2008 Chief of Staff.

In Soo Yo, M.D. is Southeast's Vice Chief of Staff. Dr. Yo specializes in general surgery at Memorial Hermann Southeast.

Periyanan Vaduganathan, M.D. is the Medical Staff Secretary and Treasurer. Dr. Vaduganathan is a cardiologist at Southeast and also holds the position of chairman for cardiology section.

"It is a pleasure to have such a distinguished group of physicians leading our hospital," said George Gaston, CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast. "They are talented and respected physicians who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their roles."

About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. Memorial Hermann serves the greater Houston community through 11 hospitals and many specialty programs and services, including three premier Heart & Vascular Institutes, TIRR|Memorial Hermann, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, a Sports Medicine Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, seven comprehensive Cancer Centers, 27 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, a substance abuse treatment center and dozens of other specialty and outpatient centers. Memorial Hermann operates one of two level 1 trauma centers in Houston and provides the Life Flight air ambulance program as well as the city's only burn treatment center. To learn more, visit, or call 713-222-CARE.