MIAMI, FL –
VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care,
is proud to introduce its newest regional medical directors: Henri Nammour,
MD, and Faith Protsman, MD.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have two physicians as distinguished
as Dr. Nammour and Dr. Protsman assuming the positions of regional medical
directors in Florida and California,” says Joseph Shega, MD, senior
vice president and chief medical officer of VITAS. “Their proven
records with the patient communities they oversee ensure that VITAS’
mission to provide the highest quality care to hospice patients and their
families will be executed faithfully and to its fullest extent.”
Henri Nammour, MD
Dr. Nammour has been promoted to regional medical director for VITAS
programs in Central and North Florida after 12 years with the company and
is responsible for overseeing and leading the medical direction for VITAS
locations in Citrus County and the Nature Coast, Jacksonville, Lake and Sumter counties, Mid-State,
Orlando, Pensacola, and Volusia and Flagler counties.
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Dr. Nammour is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and
hospice and palliative medicine. He has 28 years of clinical experience,
including his former role as medical director at VITAS in Volusia/Flagler
Dr. Nammour earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut
Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon. He completed a residency in internal
medicine at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore and earned a fellowship
in pulmonary disease and critical care from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt
Hospital Center affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. He is
an active member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Faith Protsman, MD
Dr. Protsman has been appointed regional medical director for VITAS
programs throughout California, responsible for overseeing and leading the
medical direction for VITAS locations in the East Bay, Oakland and the
Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San
Fernando, San Francisco and San Gabriel.
Dr. Protsman is board certified in general medicine and as a hospice
medical director. She brings more than 25 years of medical experience to
VITAS. She is sole proprietor and physician of a full-range family
practice, the owner and counselor of the Center for Stress Management, and the initiator of a successful community-based hospital
palliative care and hospice program, each in Gilroy, California.
Dr. Protsman earned her medical degree from University of Miami School of
Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her internship at the Letterman
Army Medical Center in the Department of Internal Medicine in San
Francisco, California. Dr. Protsman is an active member of the California
Medical Association, American Academy of General Practice and Santa Clara
County Medical Association.