The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Rosemont, Illinois) has named Jeffery Fischgrund, MD, as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Fischgrund is a practicing spine surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Michigan) and has been the Journal's deputy editor for spine content since 2007.

• Amerigroup (Virginia Beach, Virginia) said that Emerson Fullwood, a retired senior executive officer of Xerox, has been elected to the company's board. Fullwood spent more than 36 years at Xerox and was executive chief staff and marketing officer, North America in his last leadership assignment prior to his retirement. Amerigroup provides managed healthcare services for the public sector.

April Robertson was named compliance officer for HealthPort (Alpharetta, Georgia). For the past three years, Robertson has held various leadership positions with the California Health Information Association. HealthPort offers revenue cycle management, electronic medical record, electronic document management, on-site conversion services, practice management, release-of-information, and healthcare consulting services.

Mark Richards was named VP of sales for iMedica (Dallas). Richards was most recently division VP of group practice sales at McKesson's physician practice solutions business unit. iMedica makes electronic health records and practice management solutions for physician practices.

David Tucker was named national accounts business development director for maxIT Healthcare (Westfield, Indiana). Before joining maxIT, Tucker had a similar role with CTG HealthCare Solutions. maxIT Healthcare is a healthcare information company.

Richard Haviland was named senior VP of human resources for MEDecision (Wayne, Pennsylvania). Haviland joins MEDecision on a full-time basis after having served in a similar capacity as a consultant since 2007. MEDecision provides collaborative healthcare management solutions.

Michael Bodenstab was named VP of finance and strategy for Med-Vantage (San Francisco). Previously, Bodenstab was a senior strategy consultant with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Med-Vantage is a healthcare software solutions company.

Sandy Thompson has become a senior transaction advisor with RoundTable Healthcare Partners (Lake Forest, Illinois), an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Thompson will assist RoundTable in the identification of new investment opportunities. He has 17 years of experience in the investment banking industry, most recently at Morgan Stanley where among his responsibilities he led the global medical technology practice. Thompson will continue in an advisory capacity with Morgan Stanley.

Regina Paolillo has been named executive VP and CFO of The TriZetto Group (Newport Beach, California). Paolillo will lead the company's financial strategy and all finance and accounting functions. She most recently was senior VP of the operations group at private equity firm General Atlantic Partners.

Mark Schoenberg, MD, has been named to the consulting position of chief medical officer for USHIFU (Charlotte, North Carolina), a developer of minimally invasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound technologies. Schoenberg is an expert in the area of urologic oncology who has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has 15 years experience as a clinical investigator, according to the company. He will assist USHIFU in its current effort to complete critical clinical trials with the Sonablate 500 technology in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Additionally, he will spearhead a scholarly effort to critically evaluate current clinical experiences with HIFU therapy in collaboration with the Sonablate International HIFU Registry, the company noted.

Garry Rogerson, president/CEO, has been elected chairman of the board of Varian (Palo Alto, California). He replaces Allen Lauer, who retired from the board upon expiration of his director term at the annual meeting of stockholders on Feb. 5. Rogerson will continue as CEO. Rogerson joined Varian in 1979, and has held numerous management positions before being appointed CEO in 2004. Varian is a supplier of scientific instruments and vacuum technologies for life science, environmental, energy, and applied research and other applications.

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