March 2017 - Appointment of Kevin Auerbach, M.D. to the role of Vice Chair, Community Division.

Over the past 5 years, Dr. Auerbach has been a key faculty member at UPMC Passavant Hospital, where he has most recently served as the Chief of Radiology.  Throughout his short tenure as Chief, Kevin has proven himself to be a strong and capable leader, and he will be a tremendous asset on our Departmental leadership team going forward.  As Vice Chair, he will be integral in helping to define and execute a strategic vision, which will enhance the stability and growth of the overall Community Division while continuing to serve as the Chief of UPMC Passavant.

Dr. Auerbach received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Branch located in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2005.  He completed his radiology residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York and he undertook fellowship training in neuroradiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.  Prior to joining UPMC in 2012, Dr. Auerbach worked at Aventura Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital. 

The Department would also like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. David Lackner for representing the Community Division as the Vice Chair over the past 8 years. Dave is a steadfast leader, respected by his colleagues for his radiology skills, honesty and affability.  Under Dr. Lackner’s watch the Community Division provided exemplary radiology services.  He has also been key to the recruitment of many of the great radiologists whom we have within our Community Division today.  Dave’s guidance and management has been critical to the stability of this Division throughout the many system and leadership changes over the past 8 years.  We look forward to Dr. Lackner’s continued presence and leadership as the Chief of Radiology at UPMC St. Margaret..