Michael DeVita, MD, MPH, Professor of CCM and Medicine, is leaving us on April 1 to assume very high and honoring positions elsewhere in town. He has been appointed Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at the West Penn Allegheny Health System as well as Director for Research Quality and Education, a job for which he is extremely well qualified. Dr. DeVita is a 1981 graduate of Georgetown University and has trained at outstanding medical centers. He is ABIM certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine. He also holds certification by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He was recruited to our Critical Care Medicine Department in 1988 and rapidly became one of our most prominent faculty members. In addition to his well-funded personal research with some 150 published scientific articles, Dr. DeVita has served under Dr. Richard Simmons as Associate Medical Director at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital during the past decade which has prepared him superbly for his new job. We thank Dr. DeVita for his untiring efforts to provide top quality service in our CCM Department and congratulate him for his new impressive position.