Gregory Named Associate Chief Nursing Officer

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Kate Gregory

Katherine Gregory, PhD, RN, was promoted to associate chief nursing officer for the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns. She previously served as executive director for Women’s and Newborn Health.

In her new role, Gregory will continue to oversee antepartum, labor and delivery, midwifery, postpartum, neonatal intensive care, special care and the well-baby nursery, as well as lactation support and the obstetric nursing float pool.

Over the past year, she has helped advance collaborative governance within the Department of Nursing and improve access for obstetric and newborn patients by implementing twice-daily staff huddles. Additionally, she was a leader in the Brigham’s Baby-Friendly Hospital journey and site visit preparation. The Brigham received Baby-Friendly Hospital designation from Baby-Friendly USA last month.

Gregory continues to work as a scientist and research faculty member in the Department of Newborn Medicine. She was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing and secured National Institutes of Health funding for the milk microbiome project she is leading.

Gregory joined the Brigham in 2007 as a nurse-scientist while also a professor of Nursing at Boston College. Prior to that, she was a staff nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., and New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) in Boston. She has also served as a research nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Boston College.

New iHub Leadership Roles for Mohan, Zhang

Santosh Mohan

Haipeng (Mark) Zhang

The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) recently welcomed a new managing director, Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, and announced the transition of Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, as iHub’s medical director.

“iHub aims to drive the safest, most patient-centered and efficient care through the use, development, evaluation and commercialization of digital health solutions,” said Adam Landman, MD, Brigham Health chief information officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Santosh and Mark to the iHub team. They are both talented, accomplished leaders who will help us achieve these goals and continue to position the Brigham as a leader in the digital transformation of health care.”

In the new role of managing director, Mohan will continue growing digital health innovation at the Brigham by working with internal clinicians, researchers and staff to accelerate and commercialize their ideas and identifying and piloting digital solutions from startup companies, industry and custom development for hospital-identified challenges.

Prior to joining the Brigham, Mohan most recently served as head of Platform and “More Disruption Please” Ecosystem at athenahealth. He has more than 10 years of health IT experience, including product management at Cerner, health IT consulting at The Advisory Board Company, and executive consulting at Stanford Health Care.

Mohan holds a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics from Vellore Institute of Technology in India and a master’s management degree in clinical informatics from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

In his new role as medical director, Zhang will provide clinical perspective on projects that come through iHub and lead its overall strategy in collaboration with Mohan. With expertise in digital health innovation, Zhang serves as medical director for Digital Health Implementation at the Brigham and led the development and launch of the online tool FixIt, recently relaunched as Brigham at Its Best. Additionally, he is the founder and co-creator of the Palliative Care Fast Facts mobile application, one of the most widely used mobile reference applications in palliative care. He also co-founded Cake, a venture-backed company focused on advance care planning.

Zhang will continue to lead mobile experience and digital health implementation initiatives and serve as associate program director of the Partners Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship and palliative care consultant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Zhang completed an internal medicine residency and a chief year at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is a Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship graduate and the first Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship graduate at Partners HealthCare. He earned a master’s degree in biomedical informatics from Harvard Medical School.

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Ann Velie

Velie Appointed Medical Director of Well Newborn Care  

On Jan. 1, Ann Velie, MD, assumed the role of Medical Director of Well Newborn Care in the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine. Velie completed her pediatric internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital where she also served as chief resident. After several years as a primary care pediatrician at Cambridge Health Alliance, Velie joined the Brigham Faculty Newborn Service in 2004 and has directed the hospital’s Well Nursery Rotation for the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics since 2010.