The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will get a new chief medical officer starting next month.
Dr. Andrew Thomas, an internal medicine doctor and current medical director of Ohio State’s University Hospital, will begin his new role July 1. Steven Gabbe, CEO of the Wexner Medical Center, announced the move in a university news release.
Thomas, who also serves as associate dean for graduate medical education for the university’s College of Medicine, is replacing Dr. Hagop Mekhjian, who has held the title since 2001.
Thomas will be the senior medical officer for the medical center, overseeing patient-care services. He also will lead the Ohio State Executive Health program, where he has been an internist. He will be appointed associate vice president for health sciences, pending approval of the university’s board of trustees.
In his previous roles at Ohio State, Thomas was involved in the implementation of the integrated electronic medical record system and developed programs to improve patient safety and satisfaction.
Thomas attended medical school and completed his residency at Ohio State, and also received his master’s in business administration from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business.