Friday, August 21, 2009
New Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospital for Children-LA
Norman Y. Otsuka, M.D., has been appointed chief of staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles. Dr. Otsuka has worked at the hospital for more than 10 years as assistant chief of staff, as well as a staff orthopaedic surgeon.
“It is a great opportunity to take care of children. These are challenging times, but we are up to the challenge and look forward to continuing the mission of the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system,” said Dr. Otsuka, who specializes in general pediatric orthopaedic surgery with a concentration on lower extremities, cerebral palsy and foot conditions.
“My goals for the hospital are to rebuild the medical staff, continue to improve the academic rotation with residents from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and recruit more local patients from Southern California,” said Dr. Otsuka.
“I am proud to be able to be part of the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children, and I look forward to serving for many, many years to come.”
Dr. Otsuka came to Shriners Hospitals for Children after serving as the chief of pediatric orthopedic service at University of California, San Francisco Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Otsuka earned his medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He completed his residency at the University of Toronto and completed a fellowship at Children’s Hospital, Boston through Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Otsuka is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and serves on its residency admissions committee. He is a former member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a current member of the executive committee on the section of orthopaedics of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.