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Kachnic to step down as chair of Radiation Oncology

Apr. 18, 2019—Lisa Kachnic, MD, Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Dunn named VP of Revenue Cycle Services

Mar. 14, 2019—Heather Dunn, MBA, Associate Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services for Vanderbilt Health, has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services.

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Terhune named to senior GME leadership role

Feb. 28, 2019—Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA, associate professor Surgery and director of the Surgery Residency Training Program in the Section of Surgical Sciences, has been named Vice President for Educational Affairs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective July 1.

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Assembly highlights crucial role of culture of respect

Nov. 8, 2018—Setting the tone for the morning’s presentations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s fall Leadership Assembly began with a stirring rendition of the Aretha Franklin classic, “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” performed by the Medical Center’s United Voices of Vanderbilt choir.

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Patel to succeed Johnson in Health IT leadership role

Nov. 6, 2018—Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology, will step down from his role as leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center HealthIT on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Major initiative set to enhance VUMC’s culture of service

Oct. 18, 2018—At some point, everyone has had a customer service experience that was disappointing. Even though everything else may have met or exceeded expectations the things people tend to remember are often the negatives.

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Brady to Succeed Miller as Senior Associate Dean and EVP for Educational Affairs

Oct. 15, 2018—After more than three decades of service to Vanderbilt, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Executive Vice-President for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has decided to retire from her leadership positions on July 1, 2019.

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Santoro to step down as department chair of PMI

Sep. 20, 2018—After serving as the department’s leader for more than 15 years, Samuel A. Santoro, MD, PhD, the Dorothy B. and Theodore R. Austin Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, will step down from his role as the department’s chair after the completion of a national search to identify his successor.

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Changes to adult health system better align patient services

Sep. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult and pediatric clinical services have undergone significant growth over the past five years and plans are in place that will sustain rapid expansion throughout the next decade.

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Schwartz steps down as Orthopaedics chair

Aug. 30, 2018—After serving as the department’s leader for nine years, Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, Dan M. Spengler Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, has stepped down from his role as chair, effective Aug. 28. John E. Kuhn, MD, Kenneth Schermerhorn Professor, will serve as interim chair of the department while a...

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Scanlan to lead government, community relations

Jun. 28, 2018—Jun. 28, 2018—Matthew Scanlan, JD, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center on July 1 as the Medical Center’s first senior director of Government and Community Relations.

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Abdulahad named Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Medical Center

Jun. 14, 2018—Zeena M. Abdulahad, Vice President of Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Abdulahad will join VUMC Sept. 1. In this role Abdulahad will report to Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer for VUMC,...

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