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Orthopaedic Surgeon to Head UR Faculty Group

DeHaven Assumes Post Formerly Held by Mayewski

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

A long-time member of the University’s medical faculty, Kenneth E. DeHaven, M.D., has been appointed senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs and director of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group on February 1st.    The appointment comes as Raymond Mayewski, M.D. – who held the post for 14 years – steps down to assume a new role as director of the University’s new Center for Primary Care.  Mayewski will continue as chief medical officer for Strong Memorial and Highland Hospital. 

For nearly three decades, DeHaven has served as an orthopaedic surgeon at the University and Strong Memorial Hospital. Recruited from the Cleveland Clinic in 1975, DeHaven was promoted to professor of Orthopaedics in 1983.  He currently serves as associate chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and is director of Sports Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

DeHaven graduated cum laude from Dartmouth Medical School and AOA from Northwestern University Medical School before completing his post-graduate training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 

“Ken is a great fit for this position,” said C. McCollister Evarts, M.D., Medical Center CEO.  “He’s earned the respect of the faculty, plus he has the knowledge, the perspective and the energy to carry on in the successful tradition of Ray Mayewski.”

Long respected for his surgical skill, DeHaven is known nationally as a leader in sports medicine research and a worthy mentor to other orthopaedic surgeons.  He has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and 30 textbooks or chapters of textbooks.  Among his many professional appointments, DeHaven has served as president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.  As a sports medicine clinician, DeHaven is credited with saving the careers of hundreds of prominent or promising athletes. He serves as team physician for the Rochester Americans Professional Hockey Team and the Rochester Rhinos Soccer Team, as well as the University of Rochester athletic teams. 

With more than 800 physicians encompassing primary care, specialty doctors and dentists who are part of the Medical School faculty, the URMFG is, by far, the area’s largest medical practice.  The director of URMFG helps negotiate contracts with third-party payers. 

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