North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Physicians Appoint 2018 Medical Executive Committee

Three area physicians have been selected by their peers to serve on the North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Medical Executive Committee for 2018. These officers will serve as liaisons between the medical staff and the North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Managers.

Serving as chief of staff is Physiatrist Julie Z. Larson, MD. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, performed an internal medicine internship at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and performed an internship in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. She joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2016.

Members-at-large include Family Medicine Physician H.A. “Rowdy” Valdes, MD, and Internal Medicine Physician Susan Zacharia, MD.

Valdes is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed an internship and residency through the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 1999.

Zacharia earned her medical degree from the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago in Santo Domingo. She completed an internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 1995.

For more information about North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital, contact North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647 or visit www.northoaks.org. For a physician referral, call the North Oaks Physician Referral Line at (985) 230-DOCS (3627) or visit the “Find a Physician” link at www.northoaks.org for a North Oaks Medical Staff Directory.