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NIAGARA FALLS – Dr. Komal Chandan has been elected president of the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the hospital announced Friday. He will take office in January and serve a two-year term.

A 21-year member of Memorial’s medical staff, Dr. Chandan is a graduate of the University College of Medical Sciences in India. He is board certified in family medicine and serves as medical director of Memorial’s Schoellkopf Health Center nursing home.

Elected vice president was Dr. Robert Gadawski, chief of Memorial’s Department of Pediatrics since 1999. He is a graduate of Niagara University and SUNY Health Science Center, now Upstate Medical University. He has been on Memorial’s medical staff since 1997.

The new treasurer is Dr. Mark Perry, chief of the medical center’s Department of Radiology since 1995 and a member of Memorial’s board of directors. A graduate of the University of Rochester and Albany Medical College, Dr. Perry has been a member of the medical staff since 1983.