December 17, 2015

Year in Review 2015: Leadership appointments bolster VUMC’s mission

Numerous key leadership roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were filled during the past year.

After serving more than 30 years as the leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Department of Facilities and Plant Services, Ken Browning handed over these responsibilities to Gary Streaty, who will serve as the department’s new executive director. Browning will continue to serve VUMC by overseeing new facilities construction.

Walter Clair, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Medicine and medical director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, was named executive medical director of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).

Armando Colombo, president and chief executive officer of InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina, was named chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

Buddy Creech, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, was named director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program (VVRP) in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Titus Daniels, M.D., MPH, MMHC, associate professor of Medicine, was named executive director of the Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG) and chief operating officer for Adult Clinical Operations.

Lori Deitte, M.D., was named vice chair of Education and associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

Stuart Dill, a 30-year veteran as an artist manager on Nashville’s Music Row, was named VUMC’s liaison with the entertainment industry.

Mitchell Edgeworth, MBA, chief operating officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, was promoted to CEO of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics.

Douglas Hanto, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Surgery and associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center was named the center’s new director.

Pam Jones, DNP, MSN, R.N., was named senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

Lisa Kachnic, M.D., was named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, was named Associate Nursing Officer and VUMC advanced practice director in the Office of Advanced Practice.

Seth Karp, M.D., professor of Surgery and Ingram Professor of Surgical Sciences, was named the new chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.

Kathie Krause, MSN, R.N., was named chief nursing officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Nancy Lane, Ph.D., joined VUMC as senior vice president for Population Health Management.

David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics and executive director for the Vanderbilt Medical Group, was named to the newly created position of associate vice chancellor for Population Health.

Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D., was named to lead a new Center for Immunobiology, a structure supported by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, the Department of Medicine and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D.,  was named director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Mark Rice, M.D., joined the Department of Anesthesiology as chief of the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology.

Russell Rothman, M.D., MPP, was named assistant vice chancellor for Population Health Research.

Donna Session, M.D., was named to direct the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Ashish Shah, M.D., joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) as director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.

Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., was named assistant vice chancellor for Global Health. Vermund directs the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, and is professor in the Department of Pediatrics.