101 hospital and health system CMOs to know | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review has named "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list comprising physician leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and innovating on patient safety and quality endeavors.

The CMOs and other equivalent titles listed here exhibit dedication to clinical leadership and have contributed to establishing standards of excellence at their respective organizations. Nominations were considered and leaders were selected through an editorial review process.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and leaders cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospital and health system CMOs are presented in alphabetical order.

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James Adams, MD. CMO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Dr. Adams joined Northwestern University in 2000 as a professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine, an appointment he still holds since being named CMO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in 2013. [READ MORE]

Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, MD. COO and CMO of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Health Eastern Region (Springfield, Mass.). Dr. Ahmed first joined the system in 2003 as a physician and medical director of Baystate Medical Practices-Mary Lane OB/GYN and chief of obstetrics and gynecology. [READ MORE]

Damian "Pat" Alagia III, MD. Chief Physician Executive and CMO of KentuckyOne Health (Louisville). Dr. Alagia began his career as a solo practitioner focusing on obstetrics and advanced laparoscopic surgery. [READ MORE]

Todd J. Albert, MD. Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). In addition to serving as surgeon-in-chief of Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Albert is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. [READ MORE]

Michael Anderson, MD. CMO of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). Dr. Anderson was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital staff in 2006 and has since served as vice president and CMO of University Hospitals of Cleveland before being appointed to his current role. [READ MORE]

Stanley W. Ashley, MD. Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). In addition to serving as CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1996, Dr. Ashley is vice chair of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, among other roles. [READ MORE] 

Thomas Balcezak, MD. Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality and CMO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. Prior to being named CMO and senior vice president of patient safety and quality of Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Balcezak held a number of administrative roles in the hospital. [READ MORE]

David L. Battinelli, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Northwell Health (Great Neck, N.Y.). In addition to serving as CMO of Northwell Health, Dr. Battinelli is dean for education at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. [READ MORE] 

Donald Bignotti, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO for Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Dr. Bignotti was appointed to his current role in 2011. [READ MORE]

Jeremy Boal, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York). Dr. Boal first joined Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1994 and was vice chair for strategic planning in the department of medicine for the medical center before being named CMO in 2013. [READ MORE]

John Bonamo, MD. CMO of Barnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). Prior to being named CMO of Barnabas Health in 2014, Dr. Bonamo was president and CEO of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. [READ MORE]

James Borders, MD. CMO of Baptist Health (Lexington, Ky.). Dr. Borders has been a member of the Baptist Health medical staff since 1988. [READ MORE]

William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD. Chief Quality Officer and CMO of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta). Dr. Bernstein was named chief quality officer of Emory in 2003 and CMO of the system in 2006. [READ MORE]

Bernard Boulanger, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boulanger assumed the role of executive vice president and chief clinical officer of MetroHealth System on March 1. [READ MORE] 

Tom Buchholz, MD. Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief of MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Dr. Buchholz is a tenured professor and chair of the radiation oncology department at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  [READ MORE] 

Robert Cherry, MD. Chief Medical and Quality Officer of UCLA Health (Los Angeles). Prior to being named chief medical and quality officer of UCLA Health System in January 2014, Dr. Cherry served as director of clinical and operational excellence at Navigant Consulting.  [READ MORE] 

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Compton-Phillips was appointed executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Providence Health & Services in August 2015. [READ MORE] 

Joe Corcoran, DO. CMO of Brandon Regional Hospital (Tampa Bay, Fla.). Dr. Corcoran joined Brandon Regional Hospital as CMO after nearly 20 years as an OB-GYN in private practice. [READ MORE]

Patrick Courneya, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan (Oakland, Calif.). Prior to joining Kaiser in 2014, Dr. Courneya served as medical director and associate medical director for HealthPartners Health Plan in Minnesota for 10 years. [READ MORE]

Ravin Davidoff, MD. Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of Boston Medical Center. In addition to being named senior vice president and CMO of Boston Medical Center in 2008, Dr. Davidoff is also associate dean for clinical affairs at Boston University, where he is a professor of medicine. [READ MORE] 

Anne Boland Docimo, MD. CMO of Jefferson Health System (Philadelphia). Before joining Jefferson Health System as CMO in October 2014, Dr. Docimo was CMO of UPMC Health Plan. [READ MORE]

Steven G. Docimo, MD. CMO and Vice President of Children's Subspecialty Services at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. In addition to his roles at the children's hospital, Dr. Docimo is a professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. [READ MORE]

Tony Farah, MD. CMO of Allegheny Health Network (Pittsburgh). Prior to being named CMO of Allegheny Health Network, Dr. Farah was CMO of Allegheny General Hospital and medical director of AGH's Cardiac Cauterization Laboratories. [READ MORE]

Loring Flint, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). With more than 30 years experience in healthcare, Dr. Flint's prior positions include CMO of Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass., and various roles at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. [READ MORE]

Harris Frankel, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). Dr. Frankel was appointed senior vice president and CMO of Nebraska Medicine in January 2014. [READ MORE]

Carol Freer, MD. CMO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Freer joined Penn State Hershey Medical Center as an associate professor of medicine in 2008. [READ MORE]

Michael Glenn, MD. CMO of Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Glenn became physician-in-chief and medical director of Virginia Mason Medical Center in 2007 before being named CMO in 2013. [READ MORE]

Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive of IU Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Gottlieb is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. [READ MORE]

Lee W. Hammerling, MD. Chief Physician Executive and CMO of ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). Dr. Hammerling first joined ProMedia Toledo Hospital in 1983, practicing anesthesiology and critical care medicine. [READ MORE] 

Shelly S. Harkins, MD. CMO of Beacon Health System (South Bend, Ind.). Prior to joining Beacon Health System, Dr. Harkins was CMO of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill. [READ MORE]

Loran D. Hauck, MD. CMO of Adventist Health System (Winter Park, Fla.). In addition to serving as CMO of Adventist Health System, Dr. Hauck is senior vice president of clinical effectiveness. [READ MORE]

Michael Henderson, MD. CMO of University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson). Dr. Henderson served as chief quality officer of Cleveland Clinic beginning in 2010, where he also served as chairman of the quality and patient safety institute and was a professor of surgery, before beginning his current appointment in April 2015. [READ MORE]

John Hensing, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Dr. Hensing first joined Banner Health in 1995 as its senior vice president after practicing internal medicine in Tempe, Ariz., for 18 years. [READ MORE]

Tallulah Holmstrom, MD. CMO of Caolina Pines Regional Medical Center (Hartsville, S.C.) and KershawHealth (Camden, S.C.). Dr. Holmstrom was named CMO of these two hospitals, which are part of Capella-MUSC Health Network, in January. [READ MORE]

William Hurford, MD. CMO of UC Health (Cincinnati). Dr. Hurford was named the UC Health's first CMO in February 2015 after serving as chair of the system's department of anesthesiology since 2003. [READ MORE]

Michael Jablonover, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Prior to being appointed senior vice president and CMO of current role in February 2015, Dr. Jablonover was CMO of University Specialty Hospital in Baltimore. [READ MORE]

Neil Jasani, MD. Chief Academic Officer, Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Christiana Care (Wilmington, Del.). In addition to serving as chief academic officer and vice president of medical affairs for Christiana Care, Dr. Jasani is the designated institutional officer for graduate medical education for the system. [READ MORE]

Kevin Johnson, MD. Regional Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Dr. Johnson was named regional vice president of medical affairs and CMO of SSM Health in 2008. [READ MORE]

Nirmal Joshi, MD. CMO of PinnacleHealth System (Harrisburg, Pa.). Prior to being named CMO of PinnacleHealth in November 2012, Dr. Joshi was vice president and chief of operations for the system's Community Campus. [READ MORE]

Michael D. Kelleher, MD. CMO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (Chicago). Prior to being named CMO of Lurie Children's Hospital, Dr. Kelleher served as the hospital's chief medical information officer. [READ MORE]

James E. LaBelle, MD. Corporate Senior Vice President and CMO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Prior to being named CMO of Scripps Health, Dr. LaBelle was corporate vice president of quality, physician co-management and medical management for the system. [READ MORE]

Michael Langberg, MD. Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and CMO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). In addition to serving as senior vice president for medical affairs and CMO of Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Langberg is adjunct professor of medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. [READ MORE]

Omar Lateef, DO. CMO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Lateef served as associate chief medical officer of Rush University Medical Center from 2009 until January 2015, when he was named CMO. [READ MORE]

Richard S. Liebowitz, MD. CMO of NewYork-Presybterian. Dr. Liebowitz joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2006 as vice president of medical affairs and also served as CMO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center prior to becoming CMO of NewYork-Presbyterian in 2012. [READ MORE]

Stephen Lockhart, MD, PhD. CMO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Dr. Lockhart was named CMO of Sutter Health in January 2015. [READ MORE] 

John Lynch, MD. Vice President and CMO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Dr. Lynch has been on staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital since 1995 and was named CMO in 2009. [READ MORE]

G. Daniel Martich, MD. CMO of West Virginia United Health System (Morgantown). In addition to being CMO of West Virginia United Health System, a role he began in June 2015, Dr. Martich holds a faculty appointment with the West Virginia University School of Medicine's department of medicine. [READ MORE]

Susan Melvin, DO. CMO of Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Melvin was named CMO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in 2012. [READ MORE]

Edward J. Merrens, MD. Executive Medical Director of Systems Integration and CMO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Merrens has been with Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 1998, when he joined the system as a primary care internist. [READ MORE]

Redonda G. Miller, MD. Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs of Johns Hopkins Medicine and CMO of Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Dr. Miller became CMO of Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2009 and senior vice president of medical affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2016. [READ MORE]

Thomas Miller, MD. CMO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City). Dr. Miller completed his residency and chief residency at the University of Utah in 1992. [READ MORE]

David Moorhead, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Florida Hospital (Orlando). Prior to joining Florida Hospital in 2006, Dr. Moorhead was CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. [READ MORE]

Arby Nahapetian, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality and CMO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center (Burbank, Calif.). In addition to serving as vice president of medical affairs and quality and CMO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Nahapetian is a clinical instructor at the University of California Los Angeles school of medicine and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center. [READ MORE] 

William Neff, MD. CMO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Prior to being appointed CMO of UCHealth, Dr. Neff was interim president and CEO of the organization. [READ MORE]

Scott Nygaard, MD. Chief Medical Officer for Physician Services of Lee Memorial Health System (Fort Myers, Fla.). Dr. Nygaard joined Lee Memorial Health System in September 2010. [READ MORE]

Patrick M. O'Shaughnessy, DO. Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and CMO of Catholic Health Services (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Dr. O'Shaughnessy joined Catholic Health Services in 2006 as assistant director of emergency medicine for St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y. [READ MORE]

Thomas Owens, MD. Vice President for Medical Affairs and CMO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Before being named to his current position, Dr. Owens held a number of medical leadership positions with Duke University Health System. [READ MORE]

Paryus Patel, MD. CMO of Prime Healthcare Division II (Ontario, Calif.). In addition to his CMO role responsible for 25 hospitals in Division II of Prime Healthcare, Dr. Patel also serves as CMO of Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif. [READ MORE]

Carlos Pellegrini, MD. CMO of UW Medicine (Seattle). In addition to serving as CMO of UW Medicine, Dr. Pellegrini is also vice president for medical affairs for the University of Washington. [READ MORE]

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD. President of Clinical Services and CMO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Prior to joining Hospital Corporation of America in 2006, Dr. Perlin was under secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [READ MORE]

Robert Phillips, MD, PhD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Houston Methodist. Dr. Philips was professor of medicine and population health research, senior vice president and director of the heart and vascular center of excellence at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester before joining Houston Methodist. [READ MORE]

Irving Pike, MD. CMO of John Muir Health (Walnut Creek, Calif.). Dr. Pike was named the first CMO of John Muir Health in 2012. [READ MORE]

John Popovich Jr., MD, Executive Vice President and CMO of Henry Ford Health System. In addition to serving as executive vice president and CMO of Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Popovich is president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital, making him the hospital's first physician leader in more than 40 years. [READ MORE]

Irving Prengler, MD. Executive Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs and CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Dr. Prengler joined the Baylor University Medical Center staff in 1983 as a practicing internist before founding the system's first hospitalist group in 1993. [READ MORE]

Robert Press, MD. Senior Vice President, Vice Dean, Chief of Hospital Operations and CMO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York). Dr. Press has served as CMO of NYU Langone Medical Center since 2007. [READ MORE]

Marlon Priest, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.). Dr. Priest joined Bon Secours Health System as executive vice president and CMO in 2006. [READ MORE] 

David Pryor, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Ascension Health (St. Louis). Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Pryor served as CMO of Ascension Health for 11 years. [READ MORE]

Roger A. Ray, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). In addition to his role as executive vice president and CMO for Carolinas HealthCare, Dr. Ray is the system's chief physician executive. [READ MORE]

Norman Rizk, MD. CMO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Dr. Rizk was appointed CMO of Stanford Health Care in 2011. [READ MORE]

Selwyn Rogers, MD. Vice President and CMO of University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston). Prior to being named CMO of UTMB in December 2014, Dr. Rogers was professor and chairman of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. [READ MORE]

Craig D. Rhyne, MD. CMO of Covenant Health System (Lubbock, Texas). Prior to being named CMO in 2011, Dr. Rhyne was trauma medical director of Covenant Health System. [READ MORE]

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). In addition to serving as executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care, Dr. Sacks has served as CEO of Advocate Physicians Partners since its creation in 1995. [READ MORE]

Saria Saccocio, MD. Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System (Greenville, S.C.). Dr. Saccocio joined Bon Secours St. Francis in 2010 as CMO of Danville (Va.) Regional Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Kenneth Sands, MD. Senior Vice President of Healthcare Quality and Chief Quality Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). As senior vice president of healthcare quality and chief quality officer of BIDMC, Dr. Sands directs the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety. [READ MORE]

Ihor Sawczuk, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO for Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Dr. Sawczuk first came to HackensackUMC in 2001 as chair of the department of urology. [READ MORE]

Angela Scioscia, MD. CMO of UCSD Health System (San Diego, Calif.). Prior to being named CMO of UCSD Health System in 2004, Dr. Scioscia was a system faculty member for 15 years. [READ MORE]

Morris Seligman, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Mountain States Health Alliance (Johnson City, Tenn.). In addition to his role as executive vice president and CMO of Mountain States Health Alliance, Dr. Seligman is a board member of the Mountain States Medical Group and the Tennessee Hospital Association and co-chair of the system's Information Governance Technology Committee. [READ MORE] 

M. Michael Shabot, MD. CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). In addition to serving as CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare, Dr. Shabot serves as chairman of the board of the Memorial Hermann accountable care organization and on the board of the Quality Committee of the Mercy System in St. Louis. [READ MORE] 

Steven Shapiro, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of UPMC. Prior to being named chief medical and scientific officer of UPMC in 2010, Dr. Shapiro was a professor and chair of the system's department of medicine. [READ MORE] 

Adhi Sharma, MD. Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). Before joining South Nassau, Dr. Sharma was vice president and COO of Progressive Emergency Physicians. [READ MORE] 

Angelo Sinopoli, MD. Vice President of Clinical Integration and CMO of Greenville (S.C.) Health System. Dr. Sinopoli first joined Greenville Health System as a resident in 1982 and returned as a pulmonary critical care faculty member five years later. [READ MORE] 

Lynda Smirz, MD. Vice President and CMO of Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.). Prior to joining Universal Health Services as CMO in 2013, Dr. Smirz was vice president of surgical services and CMO for IU Health North Hospital Carmel. [READ MORE] 

Greg Thompson, MD. CMO and Director of Medical Education of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson has been practicing pulmonary and critical care medicine with Gundersen Health System for more than 22 years. [READ MORE] 

Douglas Towriss, MD. Vice President and CMO of Schneck Medical Center (Seymour, Ind.). In addition to serving as vice president and CMO of Schneck Medical Center, Dr. Towriss also serves as medical director of Schneck's hospitalist program. [READ MORE]

Thomas Trinchetto, MD. CMO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.). Dr. Trinchetto was appointed CMO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota in 2014. [READ MORE]

Jonathon D. Truwit, MD. Enterprise CMO of Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). In addition to serving as enterprise CMO for Froedtert Helath and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Truwit is a tenured professor of pulmonary medicine at the college. [READ MORE] 

Robert Underwood, MD. CMO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center (Pueblo, Colo.). Dr. Underwood became CMO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in September 2015. [READ MORE]

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD. CMO of OhioHealth (Columbus). Prior to joining OhioHealth in 1996 and being named senior vice president and CMO of the system in 2008, Dr. Vanderhoff was in private practice in Akron, Ohio. [READ MORE]

Brent E. Wallace, MD. CMO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). In addition to his role as CMO of Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Wallace is medical consultant for risk management for the system. [READ MORE]

Stephen Weber, MD. Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness and CMO of University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Weber was named vice president for clinical effectiveness and CMO for University of Chicago Medicine in 2011. [READ MORE]

Robert J. Weil, MD. Chief Medical Executive and Associate Chief Scientific Officer of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). In addition to serving as chief medical executive and chief scientific officer of Geisinger Health System, Dr. Weil is medical director of care support systems for the organization. [READ MORE]

Patrice Weiss, MD. CMO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Prior to her appointment as CMO of Carilion Clinic in November 2014, Dr. Weiss was chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Carilion and a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine professor. [READ MORE]

Thomas Whalen, MD. CMO of Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network. Before being named CMO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2011, Dr. Whalen was chair of the organization's department of surgery and spent one year as associate CMO. [READ MORE]

Chad Whelan, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Loyola University Health System (Maywood, Ill.). In addition to serving as CMO of Loyola University Health System, Dr. Whelan is a professor of medicine at Loyola University and associate editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. [READ MORE]

Suzanne White, MD. CMO of Detroit Medical Center. Prior to joining Detroit Medical Center, Dr. White served as chair of emergency medicine and a professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit. [READ MORE]

Robert Wiebe, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). Dr. Wiebe has been senior vice president and CMO of Dignity Health since 2008. [READ MORE]

Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs for Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Wilkerson-Uddyback has been vice president of medical affairs for Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital since 2010. [READ MORE]

David Wood Jr., MD. CMO of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.). Prior to joining Beaumont Health, Dr. Wood was chief of Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System's division of urologic oncology for nine years. [READ MORE]

Creighton Wright, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs at Mercy Health (Cincinnati). Dr. Wright joined Mercy Health in 2014 as vice president of medical affairs for West Hospital in Cincinnati. [READ MORE]

Robert Wyllie, MD. Chief Medical Operations Officer of Cleveland Clinic. In addition to his role as chief medical operations officer of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wyllie oversees service line performance management operations for the system. [READ MORE]

Thomas N. Zweng, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Prior to becoming CMO of Novant Health, Dr. Zweng was senior vice president of medical affairs for the system for eight years. [READ MORE]

Editor's note: Dr. Ahmed was included in the print version of this list, but was initially left off of the online list due to a miscommunication between Becker's and Baystate about his job transition. His profile was added to the online version of this list on April 12 to rectify the mistake. We regret this error.

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