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  1. 4 Duke School of medicine physicians honored with early-career award

    Four Raleigh, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine physician leaders have been selected to receive the 2023 physician-scientist "Strong Start" awards. 
  2. Society of Thoracic Surgeons elects Dr. Thomas MacGillivray president

    Thomas MacGillivray, MD, was elected president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons at the society's annual business meeting Jan. 23.
  3. Dr. Jeffrey Kent to join Sling Therapeutics

    Jeffrey Kent, MD, an internal medicine specialist, has joined biopharmaceutical company Sling Therapeutics as its new chief medical officer, effective immediately. 

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. Barcelona honors Dr. Valentin Fuster for scientific merit

    Dr. Valentin Fuster, PhD, physician-in-chief at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, accepted the gold medal for scientific merit from the Barcelona City Council on Jan. 23.
  2. EndoQuest Robotics appoints Dr. Todd Wilson chief medical officer

    Todd Wilson, MD, has been named chief medical officer of EndoQuest Robotics, a medical device company developing an endoluminal robotic surgical system.
  3. Dr. Paul Mayer named medical director for Colorado county health district

    Paul Mayer, MD, medical director of Larimer County (Colo.) Department of Health and Environment, has been named the medical director of the Health District of Northern Larimer County, BizWest reported Jan. 24.
  4. What physician leaders need to know about Amazon's new prescription drug service

    Online retail giant Amazon is now offering prescription medications to its Amazon Prime members with subscription-based service RxPass, according to a Jan. 24 report from CBS News.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. Dell Medical School names Dr. George Arnaoutakis chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

    George Arnaoutakis, MD, has been named the first chief of the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery division of Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his duties Jan. 9, according to a Jan. 23 report from The Daily Texan.
  2. Parkview Health appoints Dr. Ray Dusman president of physician and clinical expertise

    Ray Dusman, MD, was named president of physician and clinical expertise for Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind. His appointment follows the naming of Rick Henvey as CEO of the health system.
  3. Dr. Richard Highbloom named chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Pennsylvania hospital

    Richard Highbloom, MD, has been named the inaugural Martin and Dee Ann Woodall Endowed Chair in cardiothoracic surgery at Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital.
  4. 10 largest physician groups in Texas

    Texas Health Physicians Group is the largest physician group in Texas, according to a Jan. 4 report from Definitive Healthcare. 

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. Dr. Adam Kautzner named president of Express Scripts

    Adam Kautzner, PharmD, was promoted to president of Express Scripts, a division of Evernorth, Cigna's health services business. 
  2. Northwell Health appoints Dr. Richard Carvajal director of medical oncology

    Northwell Health has named Richard Carvajal, MD, deputy physician-in-chief and director of medical oncology for the Northwell Health Cancer Institute in New Hyde Park, N.Y., according to a Jan. 23 report from the Island 360.
  3. Clark Regional Medical Center appoints Dr. Crystal Kincaid chief medical officer

    Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky., has appointed Crystal Kincaid, DPM, chief medical officer, effective Jan. 1, the Winchester Sun reported Jan. 21.
  4. BillionToOne names Dr. Gary Palmer chief medical officer of oncology

    Gary Palmer, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of oncology of BillionToOne, a molecular diagnostics company.
  5. Outcomes Matter Innovations appoints Dr. Andrew Pecora as CEO

    Andrew Pecora, MD, has been named CEO of Outcomes Matter Innovations, a technology company focusing on providing management services for providers in the Northeast and facilitating values-based care reimbursement for specialty physicians.
  6. Cleveland Clinic, UC Davis Health executives join digital health company

    Toby Cosgrove, MD, and David Lubarsky, MD, will serve as strategic advisers for Memora Health, a virtual healthcare management company.
  7. Meet 10 CDC physician leaders

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a team of physician leaders helping to make executive decisions and recommendations. Meet 10 CDC physician leaders for 2023 (information is from the agency's website): 
  8. 10 recent C-suite moves

    Here are 10 physicians entering positions in the C-suite Becker's has reported on since Jan. 17:
  9. 9 physicians taking on leadership roles outside of the C-suite

    Here are nine physicians stepping into leadership roles outside of the C-suite Becker's has reported on since Jan. 16:

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