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Dmochowski takes on new roles in perioperative services leadership

Jul. 23, 2015, 9:03 AM

Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Surgeon in Chief and vice chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism for the Section of Surgical Sciences.

Roger Dmochowski, M.D.

In this role he will serve on the perioperative services executive leadership team and serve as its executive medical director.

“Dr. Dmochowski has led the Section of Surgical Sciences’ quality efforts as vice chairman for Quality and Patient Safety, where he has done an outstanding job in improving patient safety and faculty professionalism, both for the Section of Surgical Sciences and as Associate Chief of Staff,” said R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery.

“Roger is an outstanding colleague who works tirelessly for the betterment of our medical center.”

Dmochowski, who is also a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, joined VUMC in 2002. He has served as co-lead of the Perioperative Quality Improvement Committee, with a focus on improving operational and quality of the perioperative services.

“I’m looking forward to working with surgeons from all disciplines to optimize their experience,” Dmochowski said. “I’m also looking forward to joining the perioperative leadership team to help improve the O.R. throughput and utilization while optimizing patient experience in the surgical environment.”

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