28 new CMOs in January

Here are 28 physicians who stepped into chief medical officer roles in January, as reported by Becker's:

  1. Christopher Wright, MD, PhD, was tapped as the first chief medical officer and head of translational research for Ring Therapeutics, a gene therapy company.  
  1. Dr. Nejat Zeyneloglu was named chief medical officer of Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. 
  1. Zócalo Health, a Seattle-based healthcare provider group designed for Latino patients, appointed Sarah Lopez, MD, its chief medical officer. 
  1. Stephanie Cox-Batson, MD, was named chief medical officer of Unity Health Care, a healthcare network treating an estimated 100,000 patients in Washington, D.C., across nearly 30 sites.
  1. Todd Wilson, MD, has been named chief medical officer of EndoQuest Robotics, a medical device company developing an endoluminal robotic surgical system.
  1. Jeffrey Kent, MD, an internal medicine specialist, joined biopharmaceutical company Sling Therapeutics as its new chief medical officer.
  1. Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky., appointed Crystal Kincaid, DPM, chief medical officer.
  1. Gary Palmer, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of oncology of BillionToOne, a molecular diagnostics company.
  1. Indianapolis-based Riley Children's Health named Mara Nitu, MD, as chief medical officer. 
  1. Hicuity Health, a provider-to-provider telemedicine services innovator, named Young Ahn, MD, an anesthesiology and critical care specialist, as its chief medical officer.  
  1. Kevin Heller, MD, was named chief medical officer of Tallac Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company that aims to use innate and adaptive immunity to fight cancer. 
  1. Dr. Margit Janát-Amsbury, PhD, was appointed chief medical officer of Halia Therapeutics, a Salt Lake City-based biopharmaceutical company.
  1. AposHealth, a musculoskeletal medical device company, selected Harry Leider, MD, to serve as its next chief medical officer and executive vice president. 
  1. Mental health biopharmaceutical company Reunion Neuroscience tapped Robert Alexander, MD, as its chief medical officer.
  1. Kirk Sloan, MD, will step into the role of chief medical officer at Lawrence, Kan.-based LMH Health on March 6. 
  1. Kevin Henning, MD, was appointed chief medical officer of Elara Caring, a home-based healthcare provider operating in 16 states across the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest.
  1. Ije Akunyili, MD, was named chief medical officer of Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Akunyili is the medical center's first Black CMO.
  1. CardioSolution, a cardiovascular service line provider in Cincinnati, appointed Alan Berger, MD, and Jasdeep Dalawari, MD, as regional chief medical officers.
  1. David Shook, MD, was promoted to chief medical officer for Nkarta, a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in San Francisco that develops natural killer cell therapy for cancer.
  1. Iahn Gonsenhauser, MD, was selected as chief medical officer of Lee Health, a public healthcare system based in Fort Myers, Fla.
  1. The University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville added anesthesiologist Timothy Morey, MD, as its chief medical officer. 
  1. Virgin Pulse, a digital health and wellbeing company, selected Jeffrey Jacques, MD, as its next chief medical officer.
  1. Zamaneh Mikhak, MD, was appointed chief medical officer of clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company TFF Pharmaceuticals. 
  1. Biotechnology company Remix Therapeutics appointed Christopher Bowden, MD, its chief medical officer.
  1. John Jefferies, MD, was appointed chief medical officer of Nuwellis, a medical technology company focusing on fluid management solutions. 
  1. Parker Health selected Philip McDonald, MD, to serve as the biotechnology company's first chief medical officer.
  1. Samuel Cloud, DO, was named the chief medical officer of Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

  2. Rejuvenate Bio, an anti-aging gene therapy company based in San Diego, appointed Deborah Ascheim, MD, its first chief medical officer. 

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