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January 30, 1986

Whittier physician Galal S. Gough was recently elected president of the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, a 19-member organization responsible for licensing and overseeing the state's 60,000 physicians. Gough, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, was appointed to the board in August, 1983, by Gov. George Deukmejian.

Robert A. Hiatt of Long Beach has been reappointed to the Los Angeles County Public Health Commission by Supervisor Deane Dana. Hiatt is a pharmacist and a member of the Medical Therapeutics and Drug Advisory Committee for the state Department of Health Services.

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Two Long Beach hospitals recently elected new chiefs of staff. Nazareth V. Asorian, a surgeon specializing on cosmetic plastic surgery, was elected chief of staff of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Sylmar Williams was elected chief of staff at St. Mary Medical Center. Williams, a physician, is on the teaching staff at St. Mary and is assistant clinical professor of Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Martha Tiddle, a schoolteacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Paramount, has received an outstanding service award from the California State Federation Council for Exceptional Children. Tiddle earned the award by introducing children with learning disabilities into her regular classroom activities for one hour each day. She has been with the district for more than 20 years.

David S. Atlas is the 1986 recipient of the Most Outstanding Student Award from the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering at Compton Community College. Atlas, who has a 3.2 grade-point average, was chosen from the top 15 candidates in his class. He is enrolled in the Minorities in Engineering Program sponsored by Lockheed.

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