MED MOVES: New Leaders at MGH, Inova Loudon Hospital, U of U Health; Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson Announce Appointments

Interim executives are made permanent at Cleveland Clinic, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and University of Utah (U of U) Health, while Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and MD Anderson announce new hires.

Massachusetts General Hospital names president.

David Brown, MD, has been named the president of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and executive vice president of Mass General Brigham. His appointment starts September 8. Brown will succeed Peter Slavin, MD, who had served as president for 18 years.

Brown is the current chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH, interim president of Cooley Dickinson Health Care and the MGH Trustees Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Cotelingam is Cleveland Clinic’s new chief strategy officer.

Cleveland Clinic announced the Jim Cotelingam is the permanent chief strategy officer. He has been serving as interim chief strategy officer since February and initially joined Cleveland Clinic as the executive director of strategy in 2019. He will lead the team responsible for setting Cleveland Clinic’s growth plans.

Cotelingam has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit health care. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he was the senior vice president of strategy at Trinity Health.

Inova Loudoun Hospital has a permanent president.

Susan Carroll, who has been serving as the interim president of Inova Loudoun Hospital since July has been named the permanent president of the Leesburg, Virigina-based hospital. While serving as interim president at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Carroll had also been serving as president of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She has a long track record at Inova; Carroll began her career at Inova Loudoun Hospital in 1996. In 2010, she was made chief operating officer.

As the permanent president, Carroll will establish areas of clinical growth, participate in recruitment and retention of physicians and will collaborate with medical staff to pursue opportunities that address community needs.

New CFO at MD Anderson.

Omer Sultan has been named the chief financial officer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His appointment is effective October 4. In the role, Sultan will lead financial matters for the institution and serve as a financial strategist.

He is the current vice president of finance at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, the parent corporation of a $6.7 billion, 11-hospital academic health system serving the greater Chicago area.

Interim CEO of University of Utah (U of U) Health made permanent.

Dan Lundergan, who has been serving as the interim CEO since February, has been appointed CEO of U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics effective immediately. He will oversee 5 hospitals and 12 community clinics.

Lundergan has spent more than four decades at U of U Health and helped guide the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent vaccination rollout.