Bruce W. Polsky, MD, who has been serving as interim chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Luke's and Roosevelt since March 2008, has been named chairman of the Department. Polsky joined St. Luke's-Roosevelt in 1998 as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. He was named vice chairman of the department in 2000, and took over the chairmanship on an interim basis in March 2008 with the passing of his predecessor, Michael Lesch, MD. Polsky currently holds the academic title of Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Polsky will continue to serve as chief of Infectious Diseases until his successor is named.