December 3, 2012
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State Health Commissioner Dr. Greg Larkin will become chief medical officer of Indianapolis-based OurHealth, a provider of employer on-site clinic services, after he ends his service with the state in early January. Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is leaving office in January, appointed Larkin to the position in 2010, replacing Dr. Judy Monroe. Larkin previously spent much of his career as Eli Lilly and Co.’s director of corporate health service and served as global medical director. After retiring from Lilly in 2007, Larkin served as the first chief medical officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, which promotes health information technology for the advancement of patient and community care.

Terri S. Ruff has been appointed executive director of Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center, starting on Jan. 6. Ruff will succeed Michael Hertel, who had led the heart center since 2006. Since 2002, Ruff has overseen all radiological programs at Franciscan St. Francis Health. Ruff holds a bachelor’s degree in health arts, a master’s degree in health care administration and an MBA from the University of St. Francis.

Indiana University Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine named Dr. Walter Virkus as its director of orthopedic trauma services. He will be based at IU Health’s Methodist Hospital. Virkus spent the last 12 years in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center. He also served as chairman of orthopedics at the Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Virkus holds a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and a medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School in Newark.

Dr. Todd McKinley, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, has joined IU Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Before joining IU Health, McKinley served as a professor and orthopedic surgeon for trauma services at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Anthony Sorkin, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, has joined IU Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Before joining IU Health, Sorkin served as director of orthopedic traumatology for Rockford Orthopedics, an orthopedic multi-specialty physician group, and as a professor at both Rush University Medical Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Miami and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Michael Zlowodzki, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, has joined IU Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Hamburg in Germany and his doctorate from Humboldt University in Berlin.

St. Vincent Medical Group recruited three orthopedic surgeons to provide care at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford and St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. The practice of Dr. Michael Ferrell, Dr. John Hammerstein and Dr. Brian Murphy will change its name from PremierOrtho to St. Vincent Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and will be based in Bloomington. Ferrell is a former commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He did his medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hammerstein and Murphy did their medical training at the Indiana University Medical School.


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