Dr. Robert A. Place, a cardiovascular surgeon, has been appointed president of the St. Mark's Hospital medical staff for 1989.

Other officers are Dr. G. Dale Richey, vice president/president-elect; Dr. Dennis C. Hughes, secretary-treasurer; and Dr. Stephen F. Richardson and Dr. Jeffrey L. Giese, members at large.A member of the staff since 1982, Place is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He completed residencies at St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, and the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals.