HOUSTON (February 15, 2010)

Three physician leaders have been selected as 2010/2011 Medical Staff Officers for Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. Their role is to work hand-in-hand with hospital administration, employees and medical staff to meet the challenges of the community.

Harmohinder Kochar, MD, has been named Chief of Staff. Dr. Kochar is a board certified pulmonologist

Ana Torres, MD, will serve as Memorial Hermann Northwest's Vice Chief of Staff. Dr. Torres is board certified in internal medicine.

Christophe Salcedo, MD, has been named Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Salcedo specializes in general surgery at Memorial Hermann Northwest. He also is board certified.

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