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CANANDAIGUA  -  Thompson Health recently named Dr. Vijay Bansal chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the health system and medical director of the hospital’s Hawks Emergency Department.

A resident of Greece, N.Y., Bansal first joined Thompson as an emergency department physician in the summer of 2008, following his emergency medicine residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He received his doctorate of medicine in 2005 from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Bansal assumed his new role on Nov. 4, overseeing the 24-bed, state-of-the-art emergency department at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. In 2011, this department handled over 26,000 patient visits.

“Dr. Bansal has been a valued member of our Thompson Health team for more than four years and we are very excited to have him in this new position,” said Thompson Health Senior Vice President of Medical Services Dr. Carlos R. Ortiz. “His tremendous clinical skills, top-notch people skills and fluency in electronic medical records make him a true asset to our organization.”

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