Newton-Wellesley Hospital President Dr. Michael Jaff to depart for role at Boston Scientific

Michael R. Jaff, DO, president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., is resigning for a leadership role at medical devicemaker Boston Scientific, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.

Dr. Jaff will join Boston Scientific in January 2020 as vice president of clinical affairs, innovation and technology and peripheral interventions.

Dr. Jaff became leader of the hospital in 2016. During his tenure, he helped establish an innovation task force and oversaw the development of programs to mitigate the opioid crisis. He also played a key role in instituting an acute care surgery program, which offers 24/7 coverage for urgent surgical needs in the community.

A vascular medicine specialist, he was the inaugural Paul and Phyllis Fireman endowed chair of vascular medicine and medical director of the Fireman Vascular Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, before joining Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

He is a former president of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology and the first physician to receive the master designation from the Society for Vascular Medicine.

Gregg Meyer, MD, chief clinical officer of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, will serve as interim president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital until a permanent successor is named, Heidi Wilson, director of communications and public affairs, told Becker's. Partners HealthCare is the parent company of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

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