Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, has been appointed as chief academic officer of Partners HealthCare. After serving for the past two years as the vice dean of Research and Graduate Research Education at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Thadhani returned to Partners to start his new role on November 11.
Over the past 20 years, Thadhani’s research laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) performed observational studies, basic science research and clinical trials with the goal of finding new diagnostic approaches and therapeutic interventions for patients with kidney disease and related disorders. His two main areas of research are preeclampsia diagnostics and therapeutics and vitamin D metabolism.
Thadhani received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania and trained at MGH and Harvard Medical School (HMS). He also has a master’s degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a professor of Medicine at HMS and served as the chief of Nephrology at MGH from 2013 to 2017. At Partners HealthCare, he served as the associate director of Research from 2012 to 2017 and the executive director of the Clinical Trials Office from 2015 to 2017.
As chief academic officer, Thadhani will oversee a $1.8 billion research enterprise, graduate medical education and continuing professional development for Partners HealthCare. He will also be the HMS faculty dean for Academic Programs at Partners, chairing the Partners Committee on Senior Appointments and serving on the Council of Academic Deans. As a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team, Thadhani will work together with senior leadership across the system on strategic initiatives.
Jessica Dudley, MD, will be leaving Brigham Health to become chief clinical officer at Press Ganey. Dudley, who has been at the Brigham for over 25 years, has served as chief medical officer of Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and vice president of Care Redesign for Brigham Health since 2008.
Dudley’s Brigham Care Strategies & Innovation Team has made many contributions and achievements over the years, including advancements in population health management such as developing strategic programs for Medicaid ACOs and clinical care innovation programs such as BCRISP (Brigham Care Redesign Incubator Startup Program). She also led efforts in the areas of faculty development, wellbeing and professional fulfillment.
Steven Yule, PhD, director of Research and Innovation for the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, has accepted the position of inaugural chair and professor of the Department of Human Behavior at the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine. During his eight years at STRATUS, Yule has helped to position it as one of the world’s leading simulation-based research centers.