NIH Clinical Center taps retired Navy captain as new COO

Bethesda, Md.-based National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, a clinical research hospital, selected retired U.S. Navy Capt. Pius Aiyelawo to serve as COO.

Mr. Aiyelawo spent 27 years in the military, during which time he served in numerous leadership positions in hospitals and medical research programs. He served as assistant deputy director of research and development within the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Falls Church, Va., and as COO/deputy commander of the Naval Medical Research & Development Command in Fort Detrick, Md.

He is an adjunct assistant professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The COO role at the 200-bed NIH Clinical Center has been expanded. Mr. Aiyelawo will now oversee most clinical as well as administrative areas.

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