Three area physicians have been selected by their peers to serve on the
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Medical Executive Committee for 2018. These officers will serve as liaisons
between the medical staff and the North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Board
Serving as chief of staff is
Physiatrist Julie Z. Larson, MD. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine
in Omaha, Nebraska, performed an internal medicine internship at University
of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and an internship in physical medicine
and rehabilitation at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City.
She joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2016.
Family Medicine Physician H.A. “Rowdy” Valdes, MD, and
Internal Medicine Physician Susan Zacharia, MD.
Valdes is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in
New Orleans. He carried out an internship and residency through University
of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He is certified by the American Board of Family
Medicine and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 1999.
Zacharia earned her medical degree from the Universidad Tecnologica de
Santiago in Santo Domingo. She completed an internship and residency at
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is certified
by the American Board of Internal Medicine and joined the North Oaks medical
staff in 1995.