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South Bend Medical Foundation Elects New Board Officers




Annually, the South Bend Medical Foundation elects new board officers. We recently elected a new chair and vice chair. We are very excited to introduce you to new board officers:












Dr. Robin Zon - Chair

Dr. Robin Zon is a medical oncologist at Michiana Hematology Oncology, where she served as President. As a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Zon has won a plethora of awards including being recognized as the first woman to win the Society's prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award in 2020. She previously served 4 years as Vice Chair. We look forward to her organizational expertise and leadership experience that she brings to the Board.













Dr. Pedro Miro - Vice Chair

Dr. Pedro Miro is a radiologist in the South Bend area, working with Radiology, Inc. and the Beacon Health System. An American Board of Radiologist certified physician, Dr. Miro specializes in diagnostic radiology, but he's also interested in musculoskeletal imaging, MRI/CT/Ultrasound imaging, cardiac MRI, and Coronary CTA.













Joe Barkman - Treasurer

Joseph Barkman is Chief Financial Officer at Oaklawn Mental Health Centers. His great financial expertise and healthcare experience make Joe a natural fit to serve as South Bend Medical Foundation's Treasurer.



Current Board Members:












Dr. Michael Blakesley

Dr. Michael Blakesley specializes in Emergency Medicine; as a local doctor, Dr. Blakesley works for South Bend Emergency Physicians within Memorial Hospital, but he's also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches human anatomy.













Dr. James Kelly

Dr. James Kelly is a retired cardiothoracic and general vascular surgeon, dealing with heart and lung issues, who has compiled over 48 years of experience in medicine. Formerly of the Advanced Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery, his experience and glowing reputation make Dr. Kelly a valued member of our board.

The Board of Directors as well as the administration and staff of the South Bend Medical Foundation would like to recognize the long-term leadership of Dr. Samuel Milligan who, as a nephrologist , has practiced in the Michiana community throughout his distinguished career. . Dr. Milligan steps down as the chairman of the South Bend Medical Foundation after 4 years, and a period of significant transition for the organization. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank him for his service to our community.




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