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Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has named Jay Stein to a newly created position overseeing physician practices and patient care at the college's six affiliated hospitals.
Stein will be a senior vice president and dean of clinical affairs, with responsibilities that include overseeing patient care at Baylor's proposed adult ambulatory clinic.
A Chicago native, Stein comes to Baylor from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, where he served as senior vice president and vice provost for health affairs, as well as the CEO of the medical center and Strong Health System.
Prior to Rochester, Stein was senior vice president and provost at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.
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John Fallon has been named chief physician executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Fallon is the former CEO of clinical affairs of the State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center, New York. Fallon founded and served as president of North Shore Health System, now part of Partners HealthCare System, Boston.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville has named general surgeon C. Wright Pinson as the hospital's associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs and chief medical officer.
Pinson will give up his post as chief of staff at the hospital but will continue to be surgical director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, hospital officials say.
Pinson succeeds John Sergent, who stepped down in July to become vice chairman for education in the hospital's department of medicine.
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Tilak Verma, 51, has been named president of the Rhode Island Medical Society. Verma, a physician with Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, R.I., joined the society in 1998; he has served as chairman of the mediation committee and held other positions including secretary and vice president. He replaces David Ettensohn, whose one-year term as president expired.