Clinical Leadership Promotions, Updates Announced
Kathryn Britton, MD, MPH, and Charles A. Morris, MD, MPH, have been promoted to vice presidents of Medical Affairs at Brigham Health. While continuing their roles as associate chief medical officers (ACMOs), they will now also oversee several focus areas within the CMO’s office. Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA, has been promoted to ACMO for Ambulatory Services.
Britton will lead efforts surrounding professionalism, PA Services, ethics, graduate medical education (GME) and the patient appeal process. In addition, she will continue to be the medical leader in Care Continuum Management, and a new executive medical director will report to her.
Morris will drive efforts surrounding Pharmacy, Provider Services (BH Credentialing), HealthStream and Biomedical Engineering. Additionally, he will continue to be the medical leader for the intersection of the CMO office with Inpatient and Emergency, and a new medical director will report to him.
Laskowski will continue to report to Bill Johnston, MPA, senior vice president for Clinical Services and chief operating officer of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, for all ambulatory operations issues. In his new role, Laskowski will also join the CMO’s office as the clinical leader for ambulatory operations, with a focus on coordinating our efforts to continually improve access, efficiency, quality and value across Brigham Health’s distributed campus.
Fillipon Appointed as Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, VP of Nursing
In February, Katie Fillipon, MS, RN, OCN, FNP, associate chief nursing officer for Oncology and Medicine, was appointed to the newly created position of deputy chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of Nursing.
Fillipon, who will continue to serve as associate chief nursing officer for Oncology and Medicine, will oversee daily operations for the Department of Nursing as deputy CNO. She will work closely with Maddy Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Clinical Services, and other senior leaders on strategic planning for the development of innovative, high-quality clinical programs.
Fillipon will also partner with associate chief medical officers, administrators, medical directors, clinicians and staff to advance operations related to the delivery of high-quality care throughout the Brigham, including co-leading the Inpatient and Emergency Committee.
Since joining the Brigham, Fillipon has held roles as a clinical nurse, nurse educator, nursing director and associate chief nurse. She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.
Ozaki Named Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery
C. Keith Ozaki, MD, was appointed vice chair of the Department of Surgery at Brigham Health on Jan. 1. In this new role, Ozaki will serve as a senior member of the Department of Surgery leadership team.
Ozaki is a clinically active vascular surgeon and the John A. Mannick Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
He earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, completed a general surgery residency through the Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Service (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and then graduated from the vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. He serves as director of vascular surgery research at the Brigham and currently leads the Ozaki Vascular Biology Lab within the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Ozaki is also the director of resident research in the Department of Surgery. In this role, he prepares surgical trainees for their two to three years of academic enrichment time embedded in their surgical residency.
Ozaki’s clinical interests include complex hemodialysis access and peripheral vascular occlusive disease. He has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications.
Burns Named Vice Chair of Pathology
Kathleen Burns, MD, PhD, will join the Department of Pathology as a vice chair and attending hematopathologist at the Brigham on March 1. She will hold a joint appointment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as chair of its Department of Oncologic Pathology.
Burns is currently a professor of Pathology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she also serves as deputy director (vice chair) for Research in Pathology and director of the institution’s Physician Scientist Training Program. As a researcher, she is an international leader in characterizing transposable element expression in cancers, as well as the genetic and cellular consequences of this expression.
In her new role at the Brigham and Dana-Farber, Burns will guide the growth of clinical and research activities around cancer pathology and create new connections between the two institutions.
Burns obtained her medical degree and doctorate in genetics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins.
Jackson Promoted to Vice President of Human Resources
Jean Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RACR, previously executive director of Human Resources for Brigham Health, was promoted to vice president of Human Resources, Brigham Health, on Jan. 1.
Prior to joining the Brigham, Jackson served as vice president of Human Resources, Behavioral Health, Continuing Care and Talent Acquisition at Lahey Health. With more than 25 years of HR leadership experience, she specializes in developing relationships with staff at all levels and building strategic HR teams that inspire a positive workforce culture.
Earlier in her career, Jackson was vice president of Human Resources for Ascentria Care Alliance, a faith-based organization with locations throughout New England focused on breaking the cycle of poverty and building thriving communities. She has held similar positions of senior leadership in HR organizations at Baystate Health, South Shore Mental Health and South Shore Hospital.
Before her promotion, Jackson had been at the Brigham for 18 months, and in that time, she had made a significant impact by building the HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisition Teams. Jackson will continue to align Human Resources’ day-to-day operations with the needs of the organization as her team works to enhance the Brigham Experience and culture for all.