100 hospital & health system CMOs to know | 2018

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to name the "100 hospital & health system CMOs to know | 2018." The list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organizations through physician leadership development, patient safety initiatives and quality improvement.

The physicians featured on this list are proven leaders in the field with extensive clinical and team building experience. Many have held executive leadership positions at multiple hospitals and health systems, overseeing efforts to expand health IT, improve the patient experience and build an overall positive culture for their organizations.

The Becker's editorial team accepted nominations for this list and selected CMOs and other equivalent titles through an editorial review process. Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with any questions or comments on this list.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or individuals. Leaders featured on this list cannot pay for inclusion. CMOs are listed in alphabetical order. 

CMOs to know 2018

James Adams, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). As senior vice president and CMO, Dr. Adams is responsible for overseeing the medical staff and academic affairs for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, which was ranked among the top 20 health systems on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2017-18. [CLICK HERE]

David Adinaro, MD. Vice President and CMO of St. Joseph's University Medical Center and CMIO of St. Joseph's Health System (Paterson, N.J.). Dr. Adinaro joined St. Joseph's Health System in 2003 as a physician and rose in the ranks to become chief of emergency medicine, patient safety officer, residency research director and associate director before becoming CMIO of the system in 2015. [CLICK HERE]

Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of Howard County General Hospital (Columbia, Md.) As CMO of Howard County General Hospital, Dr. Ahmed provides administrative oversight and service support for 1,900 full-time and part-time employees, including 950 physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Todd J. Albert, MD. Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Dr. Albert is responsible for the clinical staff at HSS, which performs more than 30,000 surgical procedures each year. U.S. News & World Report named the hospital No. 1 in the nation for orthopedics for 2017-18. [CLICK HERE] 

Scott Anders, MD. CMO of Tenet Physician Resources (Dallas). Dr. Anders works with Tenet's chief clinical officer to enhance the health system's position as a high-value care provider. [CLICK HERE] 

Stanley W. Ashley, MD. Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Ashley currently serves as vice president for clinical affairs and CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Sam Bagchi, MD. Senior Vice President, CMO and Chief Medical Information Officer of Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Dr. Bagchi assumed the senior vice president, CMO and chief medical information officer roles at Christus Health in April 2017, where he currently oversees clinical quality at 600-plus facilities and 15,000-plus physicians. [CLICK HERE] 

Thomas Balcezak, MD. CMO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. Dr. Balcezak was appointed CMO of Yale New Haven Hospital in September 2016. [CLICK HERE] 

Harneet Bath, MD. Vice President and CMO of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center (Rockford, Ill.). Dr. Bath assumed the vice president and CMO position at the 250-plus bed OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

David L. Battinelli, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Northwell Health (Great Neck, N.Y.). In his role as senior vice president and CMO, Dr. Battinelli is responsible for overseeing all clinical, educational and operational issues related to Northwell Health's medical and clinical affairs. [CLICK HERE] 

Sunny Bhatia, MD. CMO of Prime Healthcare Division I (Ontario, Calif.). As CMO of Prime Healthcare Division I, Dr. Bhatia is responsible for the clinical affairs at the health system's 17 hospitals in California and Nevada. [CLICK HERE] 

Jeremy Boal, MD. President of Mount Sinai Downtown and Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Dr. Boal has spent more than 20 years as a leader at Mount Sinai, culminating in his current role as president of Mount Sinai Downtown and executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Mount Sinai Health System, which maintains seven hospitals and 6,500-plus physicians. [CLICK HERE] 

Anne Boland Docimo, MD. Executive Vice President of Enterprise Population Health and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer of Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Prior to joining Jefferson Health, Dr. Docimo served as CMO for UPMC Health Plan and senior medical director for UPMC Hospitals. [CLICK HERE] 

John Bonamo, MD. Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer and CMO of RWJBarnabas Health (New Brunswick, N.J.). Dr. Bonamo has served in a variety of leadership positions with the health system or one of its affiliates since he joined RWJBarnabas Health in 1993. [CLICK HERE] 

William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD. Chief Quality Officer and CMO of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta). Dr. Bornstein has worked at Emory Healthcare for nearly 20 years and has held numerous executive leadership positions during his tenure with the seven-hospital system. [CLICK HERE]

Bernard Boulanger, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boulanger joined MetroHealth as the system's executive vice president and chief clinical officer in March 2016. [CLICK HERE] 

Tom Buchholz, MD. Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Dr. Buchholz serves as executive vice president and physician-in-chief of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which has been ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began conducting its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey in 1990. [CLICK HERE] 

Judie Charlton, MD. CMO of WVU Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.). Dr. Charlton has held a variety of leadership and executive roles at WVU Medicine since she joined the Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU School of Medicine in 1989. [CLICK HERE] 

Catherine Chang, MD. CMO of Greenville (S.C.) Health System. Dr. Chang joined Greenville Health System in 2005 and serves as the medical director of the GHS Patient Referral and Transfer Center in addition to CMO of the system. [CLICK HERE] 

Robert Cherry, MD. Chief Medical and Quality Officer of UCLA Health (Los Angeles). Dr. Cherry was selected as chief medical and quality officer of UCLA Health in January 2014. [CLICK HERE] 

Joe Corcoran, DO. CMO of Brandon (Fla.) Regional Hospital. Dr. Corcoran worked for more than 20 years as an OB-GYN physician in private practice, where he delivered more than 3,000 newborns and performed or assisted on thousands of surgeries during his tenure. [CLICK HERE] 

Glen Couchman, MD. CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health Central Texas Division (Dallas). Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Couchman first joined Baylor Scott & White Health Central Texas Division in 1982, beginning his now 30-plus-year tenure. [CLICK HERE] 

Patrick Courneya, MD. Executive Vice President of Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence and CMO of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan (Oakland, Calif.). As CMO of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Dr. Courneya oversees Kaiser Permanente's national quality agenda, helps ensure the organization's members receive quality care, and advocates for the advancement of evidence-based medicine. [CLICK HERE]

David Crabb. CMO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Crabb became the CMO of Eskenazi Health in 2017 after spending 15 years as the chair of Indianapolis-based Indiana University School of Medicine's department of medicine. [CLICK HERE]

Ravin Davidoff, MBBCh. Senior Vice President and CMO of Boston Medical Center. Dr. Davidoff became vice president of medical affairs and CMO of Boston Medical Center in 2008 and was named senior vice president and CMO in 2011. [CLICK HERE]

Isabelle Desjardins, MD. CMO of The University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington). Dr. Desjardins was named UVM Medical Center CMO in October 2017 after holding several prior clinical leadership roles at the hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Octavio Diaz, MD. CMO of Tenet Healthcare. (Dallas). Dr. Diaz began his career with Tenet in 2004 at Tenet-affiliated St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., as chief of the emergency department and was later promoted to CMO. [CLICK HERE]

William Ellert, MD. CMO of Abrazo Health and Arizona Care Network (Phoenix). Dr. Ellert oversees efforts to implement advanced patient safety and clinical quality initiatives at Abrazo Health's five acute care hospitals as the health system's CMO. [CLICK HERE]

Eric Fish, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of Schneck Medical Center (Seymour, Ind.). Dr. Fish provides executive leadership, direction and administration for Schneck's medical staff as vice president of medical affairs and CMO of Schneck Medical Center. [CLICK HERE]

Loring Flint, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Dr. Flint began his 30-year healthcare career at Chicago-based Michael Reese Hospital, where he spent a decade in emergency medical services and ambulatory leadership positions. [CLICK HERE]

Fritz Francois, MD. CMO and Patient Safety Officer of NYU Langone Health (New York City). Dr. Francois first joined NYU Langone Health as a medical student; he also completed his residency and fellowship training there before entering into practice. [CLICK HERE]

Harris Frankel, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). After spending 21 years in private practice, Dr. Frankel joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center and became CMO in January 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Katherine Grichnik, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Indian River Medical Center (Vero Beach, Fla.). As the senior vice president and CMO of Indian River Medical Center, Dr. Grichnik oversees a medical staff spanning the hospital's 60 departments. Clinicians at the 332-bed hospital treat around 57,000 patients each year through the emergency department. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Glenn, MD. CMO of Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Glenn was the physician-in-chief and medical director of Virginia Mason Medical Center before being named CMO in 2013, leading a team of 470 physicians employed by the hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive of IU Health (Indianapolis). As CMO of IU Health, Dr. Gottlieb works with the IU School of Medicine to ensure quality and effectiveness of clinical, research and educational activities throughout the health system. [CLICK HERE]

Lee W. Hammerling, MD. Chief Physician Executive and CMO of ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). As chief physician executive and CMO, Dr. Hammerling provides oversight for the development and growth of ProMedica's service lines, population health strategies and academic programs and affiliations. [CLICK HERE]

Loran D. Hauck, MD. CMO of Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). As CMO of Adventist Health, Dr. Hauck is responsible for providing physician leadership, oversight and direction of the health system's clinical initiatives. [CLICK HERE] 

Michael Henderson, MD. CMO of University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson). Dr. Henderson became CMO of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in April 2015. [CLICK HERE]

Russell Holman, MD. CMO of LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.). Dr. Holman joined LifePoint in February 2013 and since then has helped transform the health system's culture, making quality and patient safety an integral part of all 43,000 employees' days. [CLICK HERE]

Tallulah Holmstrom, MD. CMO of Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (Hartsville, S.C.) and KershawHealth (Camden, S.C.). Dr. Holmstrom is the first CMO for physician-owned Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and KershawHealth, both part of the Charleston-based Capella-Medical University of South Carolina Health Network. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Jablonover, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of the University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). At University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Jablonover oversees patient safety, quality and clinical effectiveness, as well as assists with graduate medical education, medical staff services, pharmacy services and health information management. [CLICK HERE]

Timothy Jahn, MD. CMO of Baptist Health (Louisville, Ky.). Dr. Jahn was named CMO of Hospital Sisters Health System Eastern Wisconsin Division in 2007 and became CMO of Phoenix-based Abrazo Community Health Network in 2012. [CLICK HERE]

Ghassan Jamaleddine, MD. CMO of Alameda Health System (Oakland, Calif.). With a reputation for patient advocacy, team building and improving medical education, Dr. Jamaleddine plays a crucial role in the leadership and development of Alameda Health Partners physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Kevin Joseph, MD. Senior Vice President of Quality and CMO of TriHealth (Cincinnati). Dr. Joseph was named CMO of TriHealth in October 2017, 10 months after joining the health system as chief quality officer. [CLICK HERE]

Lily Jung Henson, MD. CMO of Piedmont Henry Hospital (Stockbridge, Ga.). Dr. Henson became CMO of Piedmont Henry Hospital in March 2016 in addition to her role as chief of neurology for Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

Ronald Kaufman, MD. CMO of Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, Calif.). Dr. Kaufman joined Good Samaritan Hospital as CMO in January 2018, responsible for overseeing patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, and the development of innovative clinical programs. [CLICK HERE]

Despina G. Kayichian, MD. Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality at Adventist Health Glendale (Burbank, Calif.). Dr. Kayichian served as chief medical director of Venice (Calif.) Family Clinic, a federally qualified health center, before taking on the vice president of medical affairs and quality role at Adventist Health Glendale. [CLICK HERE]

Michael D. Kelleher, MD. CMO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to serving as CMO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Kelleher holds the Crown Family Professorship in Pediatrics and is an associate professor of pediatrics at Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. [CLICK HERE]

James E. LaBelle, MD. Corporate Senior Vice President and CMO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Dr. LaBelle assumed his role as CMO of Scripps Health in 2013, responsible for maintaining and expanding the nonprofit health system's relationship with physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Langberg, MD. Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and CMO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Dr. Langberg leads Cedars-Sinai's patient safety and clinical quality efforts as senior vice president of medical affairs and CMO. [CLICK HERE]

Omar Lateef, DO. Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and CMO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush University Medical Center appointed Dr. Lateef CMO in 2015 after he served as associate chief medical officer for six years and senior vice chair of the department of medicine for around three years. [CLICK HERE]

Stephen Lockhart, MD, PhD. CMO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Dr. Lockhart, an anesthesiologist, brings 30-plus years of experience to his role as CMO of Sutter Health, a position he assumed in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Dennis Lund, MD. CMO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto, Calif.). In addition to serving as CMO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Lund is the Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Endowed Professor in Pediatric Clinical Affairs at Stanford (Calif.) Medicine. [CLICK HERE]

John Lynch, MD. Vice President and CMO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Dr. Lynch joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1995 and was promoted to CMO in July 2009. [CLICK HERE]

John Matsinger, DO. Executive Vice President and System Chief Clinical Officer of Virtua (Marlton, N.J.) and President of Virtua Medical Group. Dr. Matsinger has served as executive vice president and system chief clinical officer of Virtua, as well as president of its 500-member employed medical group, since 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Douglas G. Merrill, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Academic Officer of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). As executive vice president and chief medical and academic officer of Renown Health, Dr. Merrill oversees the system's efforts to provide high patient care and safety standards across its integrated network. [CLICK HERE]

Thomas Miller, MD. Executive Director for Ambulatory Clinics and CMO of University of Utah Health (Salt Lake City). Dr. Miller oversees the medical staff at University of Utah Health as CMO and executive director for ambulatory clinics, responsible for executive and clinical medical issues. [CLICK HERE] 

Corbi Milligan, MD. Vice President and CMO of Methodist South Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Milligan joined Methodist South Hospital as vice president and CMO in December 2015, responsible for overseeing the hospital's physician staff and hospitalist group. [CLICK HERE] 

David Moorhead, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Florida Hospital (Orlando). Dr. Moorhead oversees the medical staff at Florida Hospital, a 2,100-bed, seven-hospital health system, as senior vice president and CMO. [CLICK HERE]

William Neff, MD. CMO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). As CMO of UCHealth, Dr. Neff oversees quality and safety initiatives as well as clinical standardization across the health system's nine hospitals, 100-plus clinics and three affiliated hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

Scott Nygaard, MD. CMO of Lee Health (Fort Myers, Fla.). Dr. Nygaard joined Lee Memorial Health System in 2010 after spending time as senior vice president for corporate services at Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health System. [CLICK HERE]

Brian Parker, MD. Chief Medical and Quality Officer of Allegheny Health Network (Pittsburgh). Dr. Parker spent two decades at Cleveland Clinic before joining Allegheny Health Network as chief medical and quality officer in early 2017. [CLICK HERE]

Paryus Patel, MD. CMO of Prime Healthcare Division II (Ontario, Calif.). Dr. Patel serves as the CMO of Prime Healthcare's Division II, covering the health system's hospitals east of Nevada. [CLICK HERE]

Maria D. Padin, MD. CMO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Padin became CMO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in November 2015, responsible for clinical and physician-related issues for the academic medical center. [CLICK HERE] 

Carlos Pellegrini, MD. CMO of UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs of the University of Washington (Seattle). In December 2015, UW Medicine named Dr. Pellegrini the health system's first CMO, responsible for providing executive leadership and strategic guidance for integrating clinical practice with the health system's education and research activities. [CLICK HERE] 

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD. President of Clinical Services and CMO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Perlin is president of clinical services and CMO of HCA, overseeing clinical services and performance improvement for the health system's 177 hospitals and 1,000-plus outpatient facilities. [CLICK HERE] 

Robert Phillips, MD, PhD. Executive Vice President, CMO and Specialty Physician Group CEO of Houston Methodist. Dr. Phillips serves as the executive vice president and CMO of Houston Methodist as well as the president and CEO of Houston Methodist Physician Organization. [CLICK HERE]

John Popovich Jr., MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Henry Ford Health System and President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Popovich joined Henry Ford Hospital as a senior staff physician in 1980 and after spending a 30-year career with the health system was promoted to his current role as executive vice president and CMO of Henry Ford Health and president and CEO of the 805-bed Henry Ford Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Irving Prengler, MD. CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health-North Texas (Dallas). Dr. Prengler served as the vice president of medical affairs for Baylor Medical Center before Baylor merged with Scott & White Health in 2013 to become Baylor Scott & White, where he now serves as CMO of the North Texas region. [CLICK HERE] 

Marlon Priest, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.). Dr. Priest joined Bon Secours Health System in 2006, and as executive vice president and CMO he leads efforts for clinical transformation. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Probe, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Dr. Probe is the executive vice president and CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health, a 5,500-physician health system. [CLICK HERE]

David B. Pryor, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Ascension (St. Louis). As chief clinical officer of Ascension, Dr. Pryor works with 40,000-plus aligned physicians and care providers to consistently deliver quality care. [CLICK HERE]

Jan Schwarz-Miller, MD. Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Academic Officer of Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Dr. Schwarz-Miller has served as senior vice president and chief medical and academic officer of Atlantic Health System for five years, a promotion from her previous position as vice president of quality and CMO of the health system. [CLICK HERE]

James Raczek, MD. CMO of UPMC Pinnacle (Harrisburg, Pa.). Dr. Raczek assumed the CMO role at UPMC Pinnacle in December 2017, previously serving as senior vice president and CMO of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. [CLICK HERE]

Roger A. Ray, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Dr. Ray oversees the Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group, consisting of more than 2,500 physicians and providers practicing out of 500-plus locations systemwide. [CLICK HERE]

Norman Rizk, MD. CMO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Dr. Rizk became the CMO of Stanford Health Care in 2011, responsible for overseeing the health system's clinical staff. [CLICK HERE]

Daniel Roth, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Prior to serving as executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Trinity Health, Dr. Roth was CMO and COO of Trinity Health Partners, supporting the alternative payment models strategy. [CLICK HERE]

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). In addition to his role as executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care, Dr. Sacks is the CEO of Advocate Physician Partners. [CLICK HERE]

Angela Scioscia, MD. CMO of UC San Diego Health System. Dr. Scioscia joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1989 and was promoted to CMO of UC San Diego Health in 2004. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Shabot, MD. CMO of Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston). As the CMO of Memorial Hermann Health System, Dr. Shabot is responsible for a medical staff of more than 5,500 physicians. [CLICK HERE] 

Steven Shapiro, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Dr. Steven Shapiro is president of UPMC's health services division as well as executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer for the more than 30-hospital health system. [CLICK HERE] 

Adhi Sharma, MD. Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). Dr. Sharma is responsible for South Nassau Communities Hospital's medical affairs office and serves as the administrative liaison to the hospital's medical staff. [CLICK HERE] 

Gulshan Sharma, MD. Vice President, CMO and Clinical Innovation Officer of University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston). Dr. Sharma is the vice president, CMO and clinical innovation officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. [CLICK HERE] 

Robyn Strosaker, MD. Vice President and CMO of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (Cleveland). Dr. Strosaker serves as the medical director of provider credentialing and verification organization at University Hospitals in addition to her role as vice president and CMO of UH Cleveland Medical Center, a 1,032-bed tertiary medical center. [CLICK HERE] 

Gregory Thompson, MD. CMO and Director of Medical Education of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson is responsible for Gundersen Health System's medical staff and medical education as the nonprofit health system's director of medical education and CMO. [CLICK HERE] 

Thomas Tracy Jr., MD. CMO of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Dr. Tracy was named CMO of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group in August 2016, responsible for a medical staff of 1,100-plus physicians and providers. [CLICK HERE]

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of OhioHealth (Columbus). Dr. Vanderhoff joined OhioHealth in 1996 and became senior vice president and CMO in December 2008, responsible for systemwide initiatives to transition healthcare delivery to value-based care through clinical integration. [CLICK HERE] 

Brent E. Wallace, MD. CMO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Wallace oversees physician relations, medical affairs, post-graduate medical education and physician contracting as the CMO of Intermountain Healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

William Waters, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Tanner Health System (Carrollton, Ga.). In his current role as executive vice president and CMO of Tanner Health System, Dr. Waters focuses on risk management, health information management, medical affairs and credentialing as well as clinical operations. [CLICK HERE] 

Stephen Weber, MD. Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness and CMO of University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Weber is the vice president of clinical effectiveness and CMO of UChicago Medicine, responsible for the hospital's clinical staff, which includes 900 physicians of the University of Chicago Physicians Group. [CLICK HERE]

Robert J. Weil, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Catholic Health Initiatives named Dr. Weil senior vice president and CMO in August 2016 to provide strategic clinical and cultural leadership to the health system. [CLICK HERE] 

Joseph Weinstein, MD. CMO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Dr. Weinstein serves as CMO of Steward Health Care System, overseeing the clinical staff across the physician-led health system. [CLICK HERE]

Patrice Weiss, MD. CMO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). In addition to her role overseeing the medical staff at Carilion Clinic as CMO, Dr. Weiss is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Blacksburg, Va.-based Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. [CLICK HERE]

David Wessel, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Hospital and Specialty Services at Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.). In addition to serving as executive vice president and CMO of hospital and specialty services, Dr. Wessel is the Ikaria Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Health System as well as a professor of anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pediatrics at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. [CLICK HERE]

Thomas Whalen, MD. CMO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Whalen is a pediatric surgical specialist and CMO of Lehigh Valley Health Network. [CLICK HERE] 

Robert Wiebe, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). Dr. Wiebe is the executive vice president and CMO of Dignity Health, leading the system's organizationwide clinical and patient care efforts. [CLICK HERE] 

David Wood Jr., MD. CMO of Beaumont Health (Royal Oak, Mich.). Dr. Wood serves as the CMO of Beaumont Health, a nonprofit health system comprising eight hospitals and 153 outpatient sites. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Wyllie, MD. Chief Medical Operations Officer of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wyllie has been chief of medical operations at Cleveland Clinic since 2011, responsible for business intelligence, pharmacy and continuous improvement of the health system. [CLICK HERE]

Thomas N. Zweng, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. Zweng spent eight years as the senior vice president of medical affairs for Novant's five Charlotte, N.C.-based hospitals and Novant Health Gaffney (S.C.) Medical Center, supporting 2,500 medical staff members, before being named executive vice president and CMO in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

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