UMMC Names Jonathan Gottlieb as Chief Medical Officer

For immediate release: July 06, 2009


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Dr. Gottlieb is known as a national leader in patient care safety and quality

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has selected Jonathan E. Gottlieb, M.D. as its Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gottlieb has more than 30 years of experience working in academic medical centers. Most recently, he was the Chief Medical Officer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., where he also served as a professor of medicine and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Gottlieb begins his new role at UMMC in Baltimore in early July.

“Dr. Gottlieb is recognized nationally as a leader in quality, patient safety and graduate medical education.  He has established a reputation as one of the most experienced and respected chief medical officers in the country.  We are quite fortunate to have him join our leadership team,” says Jeffrey A. Rivest, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center.

“Dr. Gottlieb will be responsible for a wide array of strategic and operational areas, including patient safety and quality, graduate medical education, medical staff services, clinical effectiveness, pharmacy, and health information management,” says Rivest.

Prior to joining Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2006, Dr. Gottlieb worked at Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia for 18 years in a variety of leadership roles. He was Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer from 1998-2005. Before that, he was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from 1994-1998, and previously served as Director of Jefferson's Medical Intensive Care Unit and Director of the hospital's Fellowship Program in Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Gottlieb, who is a board-certified specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, received his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his internship at George Washington University Hospital, his medical residency at Tufts New England Medical Center, and a fellowship in respiratory medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Early in his career, Dr. Gottlieb also served as an assistant professor of medicine at Yale University and was the Director of the Critical Care Fellowship Program at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut from 1984-1986.

“The University of Maryland Medical Center has always been a place that has balanced its academic mission with clinical excellence, and that is what attracted me more than anything,” says Dr. Gottlieb.

He adds, “Academic medical centers are some of the most complex organizations on earth. The environment is constantly changing and success depends upon excellent people establishing relationships and sharing common goals about the mission. Everyone I met at the University of Maryland Medical Center was focused on providing excellent patient care, training the next generation of caregivers and performing important research to find new ways to achieve better health care.”

Dr. Gottlieb moves to Baltimore with his wife, Valerie Omicioli, M.D., who will join the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine as a specialist in gynecology.


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