After an extensive national search, Cedric Priebe, MD, has been appointed chief information officer for Brigham and Women’s Health Care (BWHC). He will assume the role on Jan. 6, 2014.
Priebe joins BWHC from the Care New England Health System in Rhode Island, where he has served as chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Services since 2007. He is also an attending pediatric hospitalist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.
An innovative and forward-thinking physician executive, Priebe has a proven track record in health care information technology management, including planning and building integrated IT solutions to support clinical excellence, operational effectiveness and groundbreaking discovery. He led the development and implementation of clinical information systems at the four hospitals that comprise Care New England.
“As a practicing clinician, IT leader and researcher, Dr. Priebe brings a unique perspective to this role, which will enable BWHC to excel in the data-driven health system of the future,” said BWHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mairead Hickey, RN, PhD. “We look forward to welcoming him into the BWHC family.”
Priebe holds several positions at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, including assistant professor of Pediatrics, and has received many teaching awards. He is board certified in Pediatrics and licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Priebe earned his BA in History and Science at Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, serving as chief medical resident in his final year.
Priebe’s wife, Christina Bandera, MD, is an accomplished gynecologic oncologist, who completed her residency at BWH and was a member of its Gynecologic Cancer Treatment Center until 2005. Bandera is chief of OB/GYN at Lifespan in Rhode Island.