Dr. Joshua K. Best has been elected chief of staff at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, according to a news release.

Joining Best as medical staff officers for 2015 are Dr. Thomas J. Kang, vice chief of staff, Dr. Juan C. Medina, secretary/treasurer, and Dr. Bradford J. Smith, medical staff representative to the hospital’s board of directors.

Best is a graduate of LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He has been a member of Lane’s medical staff since 2010.

Kang, a graduate of LSU-HSC School of Medicine in New Orleans, is board certified in general surgery and has been a member of the Lane medical staff since 2012.

Medina graduated from the University of Salamanca School of Medicine in Salamanca, Spain. He specializes in internal medicine and has been part of the Lane medical staff since 1993.

Smith, also a graduate of LSUHSC School of Medicine in Shreveport, is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He’s been part of the Lane medical staff since 1999.