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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 1998

Pickoff appointed pediatrics chair
at Wright State University School of Medicine

DAYTON, OHIO -- Arthur S. Pickoff, M.D., has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Wright State University School of Medicine, effective January 1999. He succeeds Maurice Kogut, M.D., who retired in August.

Pickoff comes to the position from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he was professor of pediatrics and director of the Section of Pediatric Cardiology. A native of New York City, Pickoff received a B.A. degree there from Queens College. He holds an M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed an internship and pediatrics residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, also in New York City. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship and was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral trainee in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Pickoff is certified in pediatrics with subspecialty certification in pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Pickoff has published nine book chapters and more than 60 articles in scientific and medical journals. His research interests include the pharmacology of anti-arrhythmic medications in children and the electrophysiology of the immature heart.