January 4, 2021
From St James Spokesperson Kate Kreger:
St. James Hospital Announces New Medical Staff Officers
January 4, 2020…St. James Hospital announces the election of its new medical staff officers. Effective 1/1/21, Uzma Mehr, M.D. will serve as president of the medical staff; Pradeep Sharda, M.D. as vice president; and Sachin Manthuruthil, M.D. as secretary/treasurer.
Currently a pediatrician with Oak Orchard Hornell, Dr. Mehr has provided high-quality medical services to the local community and to St. James Hospital for almost twenty years. She has served as chief of pediatrics at St. James and is currently a board member at Hornell City School District. Dr. Mehr is taking the medical staff president position that was held by Spencer Annabel, M.D., who retired from clinical practice at the end of 2020.
“Dr. Annabel has provided exceptional leadership to our medical staff and it’s been an honor working with him,” said Bilal Ahmed, M.D., chief medical officer. “Dr. Mehr is a well-respected colleague among our medical staff, and we look forward to her leadership as president starting in 2021.”