MedStar Health appoints first-ever chief scientific officer

Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health selected Neil Weissman, MD, to serve as chief scientific officer, a newly-created executive leadership position.

In his new role, Dr. Weissman will help deepen the health system's position as a nationally recognized academic health system. He will lead the implementation of scientific priorities, develop research infrastructure in partnership with its clinical partner Georgetown University, and help enhance MedStar's national reputation. 

Dr. Weissman currently serves as the president of the MedStar Health Research Institute and as a professor of medicine at Georgetown University. He will keep both of these roles.

"I am honored to be MedStar Health's first chief scientific officer and excited about our potential to become a nationally acclaimed academic health system," Dr. Weissman said. "MedStar Health is well positioned to help create the next wave of academic medicine — one in which we find the synergistic potential of large healthcare systems to improve the health of our communities and leverage the importance of academic partnerships."

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