Comings, Goings & Promotions: March 2020
Sequist to Lead Partners Department of Quality and Patient Experience
Tom Sequist, MD, has been named chief patient experience and equity officer for the Department of Quality and Patient Experience. In this new role, Sequist will report directly to Partners HealthCare President and CEO Anne Klibanski, MD, and lead system strategies for both patient experience and patient health care equity, while continuing his leadership of Partners quality and safety.
Sequist previously served as the chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare and leads the Quality, Safety & Value Department, a role he held since 2013, working with system leaders to measure and improve the delivery of health care across the continuum. Sequist will continue his work with the executive teams at all institutions and bring the same system-wide approach to his new role.
Sequist is a practicing primary care physician at the Brigham who has been committed to diversity and access to care for underserved communities for more than two decades. He serves as the director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at the Brigham and is the medical director of the Physician Outreach Program with the federal Indian Health Service. He is a professor of medicine and health care policy at Harvard Medical School and will continue his active research portfolio.
Chang Appointed Section Chief of Urologic Oncology
Steven L. Chang, MD, MS, has been named section chief of Urologic Oncology, a newly formed section within the Division of Urology at Brigham Health.
Chang is an associate surgeon who cares for patients with urologic cancers by using minimally invasive surgical approaches with laparoscopy and robotics. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
He received his medical degree from Colombia University and completed a urology residency and urologic oncology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. Chang earned a master’s of science in health services research at Stanford and is now board certified in urology.
Chang focuses his research on reducing the overall burden of urologic cancers on the health care system. He is specifically interested in the management of kidney cancer. Chang established collaborations with medical oncologists and interventional radiologists to treat patients with kidney tumors that range from small renal masses to metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Chun Named Section Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for BWFH
Yoon Chun, MD, has been named section chief for the Brigham Health Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
Chun is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery. She serves as the director of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery and has been named among Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors.
After finishing medical school and getting her degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency at Harvard’s Integrated Plastic Surgery Program. A year after completing her residency, Chun was board certified in plastic surgery.
Leveraging her expertise in oncologic reconstruction, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, and clinical outcomes research, she created a practice philosophy that includes highly individualized patient evaluation and surgical design. Chun also puts an emphasis on direct, clear communication of various options for treatment.
Roditi Appointed Section Chief of Otolaryngology for BWFH
, MD, has been named section chief for the Brigham Health Division of Otolaryngology at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
Roditi is an attending otolaryngologist and an instructor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School who has a clinical interest in rhinology, allergy and pediatric otolaryngology. She works collaboratively with other divisions in the Brigham to provide a comprehensive approach to sinonasal disease.
She received her medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School and maintains multiple educational leadership roles at the hospital, including serving as clerkship director for the Otolaryngology portion of the Core Surgical Clerkship as well as for the Advanced Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck elective.
She is a founding member of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which has been designated as a National Center of Excellence for the care of patients with sinonasal disease. She is also an active member of the Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease Center and collaborates on clinical trials and research projects in the management of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and sinonasal polyposis. She is an active committee member of the American Rhinologic Society and is a fellow of the American Rhinology Society as well.