COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - After 29 years of dedicated service, the Community Health Center of Branch County (CHC) is proud to honor the career of Dr. Zdenko Krizan, a longtime CHC Oncologist, who will retire in early July. CHC will be holding an open house to honor Dr. Krizan for his years of service on June 24, 2014, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in CHC conference rooms 1 & 2 (located behind the gift shop). CHC invites the community to come say their goodbyes. Dr. Krizan will soon be enjoying his retirement in Florida.
Dr. Krizan began his career at CHC as the Director of Oncology and Hematology in 1985 and has been with CHC ever since. Dr. Krizan attended medical school at Commenius University in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He completed a surgical residency at Army Hospital and an internal medicine residency at State Hospital both in Bratislava. From 1968 to 1970, Dr. Krizan completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the Institute of Clinical Oncology in Bratislava. He then went on to complete two visiting fellowships in medical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. From there Dr. Krizan completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, District of Columbia, and a fellowship in medical oncology from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Huston, Texas.
“It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Dr. Krizan,” said Randy DeGroot, CHC President and CEO. “Dr. Krizan has served our community for nearly 30 years and his retirement is well deserved. However, he will be greatly missed by the CHC staff, administration, and most of all, his patients.”
(courtesy Community Health Center of Branch County)