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Dr. Joshua Zwart Named Chief of Emergency Medicine

Highland Hospital announces the appointment of Joshua Zwart, M.D., FACEP as Highland Hospital’s Chief of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Zwart succeeds Timothy E. Lum, M.D., MPP, FACEP, who stepped down from the position on December 31, 2023, having served as the department’s leader for more than 13 years. Dr. Zwart was named Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center in September 2022 and has practiced in the Highland Emergency Department since July. Prior to that he practiced in Seattle for eight years as a physician at University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest and was Section Head at Virginia Mason Medical Center Emergency Department.

He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Rochester where he served as Chief Resident of Emergency Medicine from 2012-2013 and then as a faculty clinical instructor, URMC and Highland Hospital as well as Wyoming County Community Health System.

Dr. Zwart is excited to be back at Highland to serve in this pivotal role and to lead the Emergency Medicine Department in the post-pandemic era. He is grateful for the mentorship of Dr. Lum, who will continue to serve Highland’s’ Emergency department as an attending physician.


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