Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dellsperger named Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kevin C. Dellsperger

Dr. Kevin C. Dellsperger

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Kevin C. Dellsperger, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Outcomes at the University of Missouri, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Vice President at Georgia Regents Medical Center. He will also be Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in GRU’s Medical College of Georgia. He will assume his new role Nov. 1.

“We are very pleased to have Kevin join our executive team and are confident his significant administrative and clinical experience will enhance the quality of care and service delivery for patients and families who rely on Georgia Regents Medical Center for their health care needs” said Steven M. Scott, Chief Operating Officer at Georgia Regents Medical Center. “I am grateful to Dr. Bill Kanto for his service in this role over the past two and a half years and to the Search Committee for their diligence throughout this process.”

Dellsperger will help the medical center advance best practices in health care delivery, focusing on patient safety and cost effectiveness. He will focus on quality and patient satisfaction metrics, and increase satisfaction of GRMC’s clinical services among referring physicians.

“I am excited to join the Georgia Regents Health System leadership team as we embark on a journey toward performance excellence, and increased patient and referring physician satisfaction,” Dellsperger said. “My wife, Linda, and I also look forward to becoming active members of the Augusta community.”

He previously served as Professor in UM’s Departments of Internal Medicine; Medical Pharmacology and Physiology; and Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. He also served as Director of the Tom and Anne Smith MD/PhD Program and held the Marie L. Vorbeck Chair in Medicine. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

His research interests include coronary and pulmonary arterial and microvascular function in health and disease, exercise physiology in metabolic syndrome, and education and patient safety.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and American Heart Association.

Dellsperger is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and American College of Physicians. He currently serves on the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners and previously attended the Brent James Intermountain Advanced Training Program.

He has authored more than 120 papers, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards for three leading health care journals.

Dellsperger received his medical and doctorate degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Iowa.

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