BMC Names New Senior VP, Chief Medical Officer

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
June 15th, 2005

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | gina.digravio@bmc.org

(Boston) — Susan Haas, M.D., vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC) effective July 1, 2005.

Haas came to BMC in 2003 from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates where she had served as chief of their Obstetrics-Gynecology practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In that capacity, she oversaw a collaborative practice which included 40 physicians and 25 midwives. She was twice elected to the Board of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. In addition she served on the Care Improvement Council at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Over the last 18 months, Haas has played a pivotal role in the development and execution of quality improvement programs in BMC’s department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as co-chair of the Quality Improvement Committee which has established a model for the review of every surgery and every obstetric delivery performed in the department, has implemented a surgical booking process which cut the number of cancellations in half, and guided the department in standardizing a large number of clinical workflows.

Haas’ scientific and clinical contributions have received national recognition. She currently serves on the Scientific Program Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has served on its Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology, is section editor for Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes, and has published in the leading journals of obstetrics and gynecology. Haas is also active regionally and locally, currently serving on the Boards of Directors of Planned Parenthood and the Harvard Pilgrim Physician’s Association.

“I came to BMC because I saw the opportunity to interact with an incredibly dedicated set of physicians and staff in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I feel privileged to be able to serve as the CMO of such an extraordinary institution in the years ahead and look forward to helping our physicians deliver the level of care that will mark BMC as a national leader in clinical quality and safety.”

Haas graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She also has a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Haas completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. When she joined Boston University Medical Center in 2003, she was appointed to the rank of associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine.

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