Presidents, CEOsMichael Grady, M.D., was named vice president of managed care at Children's Hospital, Boston. He had been president of Greater Boston Primary Care Associates.John Kelly, M.D., was named president of U.S. Quality Algorithms, Blue Bell, Pa. He had been vice president and director of medical affairs at HBO & Co., Atlanta.Susan Pearson, D.O., was named president of the St. Louis region of Long Term Care Physicians Corp., Franklin, Tenn. She had been head of the clinical staff since 1997.David Rorison, M.D., was named chief executive officer of UniversityCare, Baltimore. He had been senior vice president for integrated delivery systems.David Scrase, M.D., was named president of Presbyterian Health Plan, Albuquerque, N.M. He had been vice president of medical affairs.Robert Vowels, M.D., was named president and chief operating officer of the long-term-care division at Greater Southeast Healthcare System, Washington. He had been senior vice president of the division.Barton Wald, M.D., was named president of Huntington Provider Group, Burbank, Calif. He had been chief medical officer and senior vice president of clinical affairs.
Chief medical officers, VPsDavid Auerbach, M.D., was named vice president for clinical effectiveness at VHA, Irving, Texas. He had been vice president of quality management at Shands HealthCare, Gainesville, Fla.M. Flint Beal, M.D., was named chairman of the department of neurology at Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, and neurologist-in-chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital/New York-Cornell. He had been professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and chief of the neurochemistry laboratory and director of the clinical trials unit of the department of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.Margarita Cancio, M.D., was named chief of staff at Tampa (Fla.) General Healthcare. She had been chief of the department of internal medicine.Ernest Cook Jr., M.D., was named vice president of provider operations at Hospitalists, Laguna Hills, Calif. He had been regional medical director at Humana Health Care Plans, Northeast Florida, Jacksonville.Stephen Dilly, M.D., was named vice president of medical affairs at Genentech, South San Francisco. He had been director and vice president of the neurosciences therapeutic unit at SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia.William Gold, M.D., was named chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, St. Paul. He had been vice president and medical director.Ivan Kamil, M.D., was named vice president of quality management at Blue Cross of California, Woodland Hills, Calif. He had been medical director since 1996.Bernadette Loftus, M.D., was named physician-in-chief at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara (Calif.) Medical Center. She will maintain her clinical practice in otolaryngology at the hospital.Joseph Lurio, M.D., was named chair of family practice and community medicine at Catholic Medical Centers, Jamaica, N.Y. He had been medical director at Bronx Community Health Network, New York.Jeffrey Mitchell, M.D., was named vice president of medical affairs at Battle Creek (Mich.) Health Systems. He has practiced general surgery in Battle Creek since 1991.Floyd Osterman, M.D., was named chief of vascular and interventional radiology at Aventura (Fla.) Hospital and Medical Center. He had been chief of interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.Marjorie Schulman, M.D., was named chair of physician practice management at Catholic Medical Centers, Jamaica, N.Y. She had been regional medical director for the New York City region at Oxford Health Plans, Norwalk, Conn.William Shimp, M.D., was named executive vice president and chief medical officer at HealthSystem Minnesota, St. Louis Park. He had been senior vice president of hospital and consultative services.David Williams, M.D., was named senior vice president and chief medical officer at Alliance Blue Cross and Blue Shield, St. Louis. He had been regional medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, Memphis.William Winkenwerder Jr., M.D., was named executive vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston. He had been vice president of primary-care services and associate vice president of health affairs at Robert Woodruff Health Science Center, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta.
Medical directorsSandra Baltz, M.D., was named medical director of the geriatric psychiatry unit at Methodist Hospital, New Orleans. She will remain a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans.Richard Goldberg, M.D., was named medical director of the occupational health program at Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines, Ill. He had been medical director of several Chicago-area hospital-based occupational health programs.Katherine Katsoyannis, M.D., was named medical director at Health Resources Alliance, Hinsdale, Ill. She had been medical director at St. Vincent DePaul Residence, Bronx, N.Y.Jeffrey Kraines, M.D., was named medical director of health management services at Fallon Clinic and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Mass. He had been regional medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and HMO Blue, Boston.Michael Maloney, M.D., was named medical director of CPC Health Corp., Rockville, Md. He had been director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati.Gerald Shefren, M.D., was named medical director at Lifeguard, San Jose, Calif. He had been medical director of managed care and chief medical officer at Camino Medical Group and Camino Healthcare, Mountain View, Calif.
Other appointmentsFred Fox, M.D., was named director of public policy at the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, San Francisco. Fox has practiced internal medicine in Seattle and emergency medicine in California and Texas and has worked as a commissioned officer for the U.S. Public Health Service, Seattle.Harold Maurer, M.D., was named chancellor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. He has served as dean of the UNMC College of Medicine since 1993.Michael Murphy, D.O., was named dean of the college of osteopathic medicine and surgery at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa. He had been special assistant for medical matters in the Office of the Naval Inspector General, Washington.