Sutter Health to Invest $20M in R&D Program

Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has announced it will invest $20 million over three years to expand its research and development functions and better align its current research programs.

The Research, Development and Dissemination program will be tasked with inventing and launching new products and developing and testing transformative care solutions.

Martin Brotman, MD, former CEO of Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and most recently president of Sutter's West Bay Region will oversee the new RD&D program as senior vice president of education, research and philanthropy for Sutter Health.

Walter F. "Buzz" Stewart, PhD, who founded and directed the prestigious Geisinger Center for Health Research in Pennsylvania, will also join the RD&D team as vice president and chief research and development officer.

Joshua Liberman, PhD, also joins the team as the executive director, research and development operations.

With a focus on basic science and clinical and device trials, Sutter Health's existing research enterprise includes the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Sutter Health Institute for Research and Education in San Francisco, Sutter Institute for Medical Research in Sacramento and The Jordan Research, Education and Institute in Berkeley.

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