100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know

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Becker's Hospital Review has named "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. The CMOs listed here are indispensable members of hospital and health system leadership teams and have demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in safety and quality.



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

Ken Anderson, DO. Chief Medical Quality Officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.).
Dr. Anderson has served as chief medical quality officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem since March 2008. He also serves as co-chair of the steering committee that governs the system's Center for Clinical and Research Informatics.

David A. Ansell, MD, MPH. Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and CMO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).
In addition to serving as senior vice president of clinical affairs and CMO of Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Ansell is associate dean of clinical affairs at Rush Medical College in Chicago and chair of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. He practiced at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, now known as John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, for 17 years.

Stanley W. Ashley, MD. CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston).
Dr. Ashley became CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in June 2011. He also serves as the Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School as well as vice chairman of the department of surgery at Brigham and Women's. He came to the hospital in 1997 after spending seven years at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Kelvin Baggett, MD. CMO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas).
Dr. Baggett was named CMO of 49-hospital Tenet in October 2009. He previously served as COO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America and vice president of clinical strategy for the HCA Clinical Services Group. Prior to holding those positions, Dr. Baggett served as an internal strategic business consultant for HCA.

Stephen Beck, MD. CMIO of Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati). Dr. Beck became chief medical information officer of Catholic Health Partners in July 2011 after serving as interim CMIO for one month. He previously served as the system's chief ambulatory medical information officer. While Catholic Health Partners does not have a CMO position, Dr. Beck fulfills the responsibilities of that role. He has practiced ambulatory and inpatient internal medicine.

Myron Berdischewsky, MD. Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Quality Officer of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.).
Dr. Berdischewsky became senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer of Providence in July 2011. He previously served as CMO of the system's Southern California region.

Eric Bieber, MD. CMO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). In addition to serving as CMO of University Hospitals, Dr. Bieber is president of University Hospitals Accountable Care Organization. He joined the system as CMO in January 2010 after serving as executive vice president for strategic network development at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Donald Bignotti, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Trinity Health (Novi, Mich.). Dr. Bignotti became senior vice president and CMO of Trinity Health in fall 2011. He previously served for six years as CMO of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich., which is part of Trinity Health. He also taught family medicine and geriatrics to residents at Bon Secours Hospital and St. John Hospital, both in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Joseph E. Bisordi, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans).
Dr. Bisordi has served as executive vice president and CMO of Ochsner Health System since 2008. He previously served as associate CMO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System and CMO of Geisinger Medical Center.

Jeremy Boal, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.). In addition to serving as senior vice president and CMO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Boal holds The Lawrence Scherr, MD, Endowed Professorship at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He previously served as medical director of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD. Chief Quality Officer of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta).
Dr. Bornstein was named Emory Healthcare's first chief quality officer in 2003. He previously served as chief quality officer and associate administrator of Emory Crawford Long Hospital from 1999 to 2000, when his role expanded to include all Emory hospitals.

Albert Bothe Jr., MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Bothe is executive vice president and CMO of Geisinger Health System. He joined the system in 2006 and has served in several positions since, including chief quality officer and CMO of Geisinger Medical Center.

Patrick J. Brennan, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Brennan has served as senior vice president and CMO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System since 2005. He previously served as chief of healthcare quality and patient safety at the system for four years. Dr. Brennan has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania since 1998.

Stephen T. Brown III, MD. Chief Medical Executive of Centura Health (Englewood, Colo.). Dr. Brown became chief medical executive of Centura Health in 2008. He joined the system in 2000 as CMO and vice president of medical affairs of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo.

Linda Butler, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs, CMO and CMIO of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). Dr. Butler became CMO of Rex Healthcare, which includes the 660-bed Rex Hospital, in 2009. She was a pediatrician in Wake County, N.C., for more than 13 years prior to her current appointment.

Darrell A. Campbell Jr., MD. CMO of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). In addition to serving as CMO of University of Michigan Health System, Dr. Campbell is the Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery in the department of surgery. He has also worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to develop a surgical quality improvement program in 52 Michigan hospitals.

Justine Carr, MD. Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety and CMO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Dr. Carr, a hematologist, is CMO of 11-hospital Steward Health Care System. She previously served as CMO of Boston-based Caritas Christi Health Care, which was acquired by Steward in 2010.  

Robert A. Cherry, MD, MS, CPE. Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness and CMO of Loyola University Health System (Maywood, Ill.). Dr. Cherry was named vice president of clinical effectiveness and CMO of Loyola University Health System in January 2011. He previously served for eight years at Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center as section chief of trauma and critical care, medical director of the trauma program and associate chief quality officer.

Ralph R. Clark, MD. Vice President of Clinical Activities and CMO of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (Richmond). Dr. Clark serves as vice president of clinical activities and CMO of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. He previously served as associate professor in the department of internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Paul Convery, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Baylor Health Care System (Dallas). Dr. Convery serves as senior vice president and CMO of Baylor Health Care System, which he joined in February 2006. He previously served as CMO of SSM Health Care in St. Louis.

Lanny R. Copeland, MD. CMO of LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.).
Dr. Copeland serves as CMO of LifePoint Hospitals, which he joined in 2007. He previously served as vice president of medical affairs for Triad Hospitals in Plano, Texas, and vice president of primary care development for Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, Ga.

Gaurov Dayal, MD. Senior Vice President of Physician Innovation and Integration and CMO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis).
Dr. Dayal became SSM Health Care's first senior vice president of physician innovation and integration and CMO in February 2012. He previously served as senior vice president and system CMO of Adventist HealthCare in Rockville, Md.

Ananias C. Diokno, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.). Dr. Diokno became executive vice president and CMO of Beaumont Health System in September 2006. He served as chairman of the department of urology at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak from 1984 to 2007 and was the first Peter & Florine Ministrelli Distinguished Chair in Urology from 2006 to 2007.

Keith R. Doram, MD, MBA. Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness and CMO of Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.). Dr. Doram has served as vice president for clinical effectiveness and CMO of Adventist Health since October 2006. He previously served as CMO of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., since 2004.

Erin DuPree, MD. CMO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City). Dr. DuPree was named CMO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in September 2012. She previously served as the hospital's vice president for patient safety, vice chair of quality for obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and deputy CMO.

A. Brent Eastman, MD. Corporate Senior Vice President and CMO of Scripps Health (San Diego). In addition to serving as corporate senior vice president and CMO of Scripps Health, Dr. Eastman is the N. Paul Whittier Chair of Trauma for Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (Calif.). He began his career with Scripps in 1972 in the practice of general, vascular and trauma surgery.

Linda Efferen, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). Dr. Efferen serves as senior vice president and CMO of South Nassau Communities Hospital. Prior to her current role, Dr. Efferen was associate chair in the department of medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., for more than eight years.

Dale Fell, MD. Senior Vice President and System CMO of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Fell's role as CMO of Mission Hospital, which he held since 2005, expanded to system CMO of Mission Health in October 2012. He previously served as chairman of the department of surgery at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Brian Fillipo, MD, MMM. Chief Quality Officer and CMO of Guthrie Health (Sayre, Pa.). Dr. Fillipo was named CMO and chief quality officer of Guthrie Health in April 2012. He previously served as vice president for medical affairs of St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Va., part of Bon Secours Healthcare System in Marriottsville, Md.

Loring Flint, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.).
Dr. Flint serves as executive vice president and CMO of Inova Health System. He previously spent 20 years at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, where he served as CMO of the system and president of Baystate Medical Practices.

Timothy Flynn, MD. CMO of Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville).
Dr. Flynn was named senior associate dean for clinical affairs at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville and CMO of Shands at UF in September 2010. He has worked at the college for 28 years, serving as chief of surgery at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, in addition to other leadership positions.

Michael R. Foley, MD. CMO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare.
Dr. Foley became CMO in 2008 after having served as medical director of academic affairs and chief academic officer for one year. Prior to joining Scottsdale Healthcare, he worked in a perinatal practice and he still maintains a limited clinical practice in maternal fetal medicine. He is a past president of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and is a board examiner in maternal fetal medicine.

Carol Freer, MD. CMO of Penn State Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Dr. Freer was named CMO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center in January 2012. She joined the hospital in 2008 as associate professor of medicine and director of hospitalist outreach, and became vice chair for clinical affairs in the department of medicine in 2009.

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