Dr. Michael Jablonover Named University of Maryland Medical Center Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

For immediate release: February 02, 2015

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Michael R. Jablonover, MD, MBA, FACP

BALTIMORE – Michael R. Jablonover, MD, MBA, FACP, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) University campus. As a member of the Medical Center’s senior leadership team, Jablonover will have oversight of patient safety, health care quality improvement, clinical effectiveness and graduate medical education.  Jablonover most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab).

“Dr. Jablonover comes to his new post with a stellar reputation for professionalism, collaboration and teamwork,” says Jeffrey A. Rivest, FACHE, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMMC. “He has a passion for patient safety and quality, and has a demonstrated track record of positively influencing optimal patient care delivery in the hospital setting. His previous leadership positions have prepared him well for this important role at UMMC, where the time-sensitive critical care we provide demands constant vigilance, best practice, and continuing education.”

Before becoming CEO at UM Rehab in 2010, Jablonover served as its CMO and Vice President for Medical Affairs for four years. His previous experience includes three years as CMO at the former University Specialty Hospital in Baltimore.

“While many aspects of health care are undergoing change nationally and in Maryland, the goal of the University of Maryland Medical Center has not wavered: to provide the best possible care for patients,” says Dr. Jablonover. “I look forward to working even more closely with physicians and leadership team at UMMC to ensure the highest standards of care, delivered efficiently and effectively.”

Jablonover is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He previously served as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine from 1995 – 2005 and was significantly involved in UMMC’s residency training programs, hospitalist program and medical student education programs. He also served as Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine for several years until 2005.

Jablonover is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the then-named University of Maryland Hospital and the Baltimore VA Hospital. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital – the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women's and children's health and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the University Campus hospital