Crouse Health Appoints New Medical Staff Leadership for Hospitalist Service

James Leyhane, MD, FACP, SFHMCrouse Health recently announced the appointment of two highly regarded physicians to lead the Crouse Hospitalist Service, which is focused on the general medical care of its inpatients.

James Leyhane, MD, FACP, SFHM, (left) was recently named Medical Director of the Crouse Hospitalist Service. Dr. Leyhane, board certified in internal medicine, earned his BS in Biology at Siena College and his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center, where he also served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. He has been a practicing hospitalist since 2001, serving, most recently, as Hospitalist Director at St. Joseph’s Health and previously in the same capacity at Auburn Memorial Hospital. In 2000, he received SUNY’s Outstanding Resident Teaching Award and was named Physician of the Year in 2007 by the Central New York Pharmacists Association. In 2013, he became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

“I initially became a hospitalist as a ‘backup’ plan when I completed my residency, but really enjoyed being a hospitalist and have stayed in the field my entire career,” says Dr. Leyhane. “The most rewarding part of my job is taking care of really sick people and seeing them leave the hospital to return to their lives,” he says.

Andrew Garrett, MDAndrew Garrett, MD, a practicing internist who has been a member of the Crouse Hospitalist Service since 2014, has been named Assistant Medical Director of the service. He earned his B.A. in Biology from Cornell University and his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, where he received the Internal medicine residency Professionalism Award in 2012.

“I really enjoy my role as a hospitalist, particularly within the innovative and compassionate culture that exists at Crouse,” said Dr. Garrett. “I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Leyhane and our team to fulfill the Crouse mission of providing the best in patient care.”