Local Resident Appointed Vice-President Of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer At Boston Medical Center

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
June 13th, 2008

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

(Boston)-Sharon resident Ravin Davidoff, MD, has been appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He currently is the co-director of non-invasive cardiology at BMC, executive director of clinical affiliations at BMC and a professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). This appointment is effective July 1, 2008.

As chief medical officer, Davidoff will have an expanded role in the review of clinical services and the future design of care at BMC. In addition to providing medical leadership, Davidoff will manage the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee and coordinate its graduate medical education programs. He also will oversee clinical competency, credentialing, focused competency review, peer review, physician conduct and behavior, physician licensure, residency programs and regulatory agency interface.

“Dr. Davidoff has made invaluable contributions to the Medical Center for 28 years and I am excited that he has accepted this new leadership role. He is deeply committed to Boston Medical Center and brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical excellence to this position,” said Elaine Ullian, BMC president and CEO.

Davidoff received his MB, B.Ch. from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He came to medical campus in 1990 as a staff cardiologist at the former University Hospital.

Board–certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, Davidoff is listed in the current issue of America’s Top Doctors and in Boston Magazine’s “Best Docs 2007.”

Davidoff has authored, co-authored and/or edited more than 200 papers, book chapters and abstracts. His research interests include geometric and functional abnormalities in cardiovascular disorders, peri-operative diastolic dysfunction and prognostic predictors in cardiac amyloidosis.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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