BRI Leadership Updates
The Brigham Research Institute has announced that Ursula Kaiser, MD, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, assumed the role of BRI director on Oct. 1 while Marc Sabatine, MD, of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, will continue to advise and offer leadership in his formal role as past director. Sabatine is also chair of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Charles Serhan, PhD, DSc, director of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, will serve as incoming co-director. Each leader of the BRI makes a six-year commitment to serving on the BRI Executive Committee, first as co-director for two years, then director for two years and finally as past director for two years. A list of previous past directors and their accomplishments is available here.
Mallika Mendu, MD, MBA, medical director for Quality and Safety and director of Quality for the Renal Division, has been appointed to the newly created position of executive medical director of Clinical Operations for the Brigham.
In this role, she will collaborate with clinicians, administrators and leaders to develop and implement clinical and operational strategies that enhance the delivery of care to inpatients. Mendu will focus on care redesign initiatives that optimize patient flow, care transitions and sites of care, among others.
As executive medical director of Clinical Operations, Mendu will be part of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and support additional initiatives and services of the office, including Physician Assistant Services.
Mendu joined the Brigham as a resident in internal medicine and completed a research and clinical nephrology fellowship at the Brigham and Mass General. In addition to her roles in quality, safety and the Renal Division, she also currently serves as associate medical director for the Mass General Brigham Center for Population Health.
Julian N. Robinson, MD, MBBS, FACOG, will be assuming the role of chief medical officer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, effective November 1.
Robinson is an experienced and respected health care leader, recognized for his achievements as a highly skilled physician, administrator and quality and safety specialist. Robinson most recently served as chief of the Brigham’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, overseeing 6,500 deliveries annually, 25 delivery rooms and four operating rooms with 75 obstetric providers and many trainees on staff.
Robinson serves as co-chair of the Mass General Brigham OB/GYN Leaders Committee and Medical Director of both Labor & Delivery and the Multiple Pregnancy Center at the Brigham. He also serves on the Massachusetts Healthcare Safety and Quality Consortium and is vice chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and chair of its Division of Quality & Safety. He has been on two state commissions for improved public health in Massachusetts.