Thomas N. Zweng, MD | 100 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know | 2018

Thomas N. Zweng, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. Zweng serves as Novant Health’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since March, 2014. From 2006 to 2014 he was the SVP of Medical Affairs for the five Charlotte-based hospitals of Novant Health, supporting the 2,000 members of the medical staff. He is a board certified general surgeon and prior to his role as VPMA, he was the Chief of General Surgery for the Novant Health Presbyterian Hospitals for two years while practicing in Charlotte with a general surgery group.

He completed his medical school training at UCLA in 1984, followed by a six year general surgery residency at the University of Michigan. He was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical School from 1990 to 1995 and developed the laparoscopic general surgery program for the university. He then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, practicing in the area for 10 years.

Dr. Zweng is involved in the community as well. He has been a member of the Opera Carolina Board of Directors and served as the co-chair for the Mecklenburg County Arts and Science 2010 annual fund drive. Currently he serves on the boards of Charlotte’s CBI, Community Building Initiative, which focuses on racial and ethnic inclusion and equity; Discovery Place, which is an organization dedicated to the exploration of the natural and social worlds through exhibits and programming, and the Medic Board of Commissioners, the Mecklenburg county EMS system.

     
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