Dmochowski named Interim Vice President for Perioperative ServicesJan. 14, 2020, 10:26 AM
by John Howser
Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, has been named Interim Vice President for Perioperative Services for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He will assume the role Feb. 1.
Dmochowski succeeds David Wyatt, PhD, MPH, Vice President for the Perioperative Enterprise, who is departing VUMC to join the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, as chief nursing officer for University Hospitals.
In this new role Domchowski will report to Scott McCarver, MHA, chief operating officer and acting director for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) and is responsible for the overall operational and strategic leadership of Perioperative Services.
Dmochowski, professor of Surgery, Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, and director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine, joined VUMC in 2002. In addition to being internationally recognized for contributions that have advanced knowledge regarding female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, he has held a series of successively responsible administrative roles within the organization.
Dmochowski also serves as vice chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, executive director of Risk Prevention for the Vanderbilt Health System and associate chief of staff and medical director of Risk Management for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital.
“In addition to his extensive expertise as a surgeon, Dr. Dmochowski has proven to be a versatile and highly effective administrative leader across a range of responsibilities. I want to thank Roger for stepping into this important position and know that he will bring dedication and new insights to the perioperative environment,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “I also want to thank David for a decade of service to VUMC. His contributions have been important to the continued growth and success of VUAH.”
Dmochowski has published more than 320 articles, 100 book chapters, and 460 abstracts. He has given more than 260 presentations at various national and international meetings, serves on the editorial board for the World Journal of Urology and as a reviewer for The Journal of Urology and Urology.
He is the editor-in-chief of Neurourology and Urodynamics, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association and International Continence Society. He is a trustee of the American Board of Urology and has been granted the Zimskind and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Urodynamics Society for his accomplishment in clinical treatment for incontinence.
Dmochowski earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He underwent training for urologic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He underwent subspecialty fellowship training for female urology, urodynamics and prosthetics at the department of urology at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. He also holds a Master of Management in Healthcare from the Owen School of Management here at Vanderbilt.
“This is a great honor and I look forward to working with the entire outstanding perioperative team to continue delivering world class surgical care for our patients,” Dmochowski said.
Wyatt joined VUMC in 2010 as administrative director of Clinical Perioperative Services. In 2014, he was named associate operating officer and associate nursing officer, and he was responsible for administrative and clinical leadership for the Adult Surgery Patient Care Center. In October 2018, Wyatt was named to his current role. In 2019, he was named president-elect of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN). He will begin his term as the organization’s president in March.
During Wyatt’s tenure seven new operating rooms have been opened and OR case volume has increased by almost 20%.
“I want the thank David for his dedication to VUAH, under his leadership our perioperative services have grown tremendously and contribute a great deal to the goals of our organization,” McCarver said. “Through his work across VUMC Roger has built trust with his colleagues, I know that he will bring his unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to this role and I am thankful for his leadership.”
Wyatt’s contributions to the field of Perioperative Nursing have been recognized at a national level. In 2015, he was the recipient of the highest individual honor in perioperative nursing when the AORN gave him the award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing.
“Vanderbilt is an amazing organization — some of the most talented physicians, nurses and leaders in the world practice here,” Wyatt said. “I have been honored to have been a part of VUMC and seen firsthand how Middle Tennessee is impacted by the extraordinary care provided on this campus.”