Timothy J. Babineau, M.D., M.B.A., a surgeon and accomplished health care leader, has joined the University of Maryland Medical Center as senior vice president and chief medical officer. He has also joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Babineau comes to Baltimore from Boston Medical Center, where he held numerous leadership positions, including vice chairman of Surgery, chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery and director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Babineau had also been an associate professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine.
“Dr. Babineau has an outstanding record as a health care leader and a strong commitment to patient safety and excellence in patient care,” says Jeffery A. Rivest, President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center. “He will lead important clinical initiatives to enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care,” adds Rivest.
In addition to his responsibilities at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Babineau was surgeon-in-chief at Quincy Medical Center and he had served as executive vice president of Boston University General Surgery Group.
Prior to joining Boston Medical Center six years ago, Dr. Babineau was on the surgical staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Babineau holds an M.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts School of medicine, where he was honored as the top medical school graduate. He also received an M.B.A. from Boston University and was given the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
“What impressed me most about the University of Maryland Medical Center was the people, particularly Jeff Rivest, his leadership team, and the clinical chiefs. It was clear to me that we all shared a common set of values, including a commitment to excellence in safe, patient-centered care,” says Dr. Babineau.
The University of Maryland Medical Center, located in downtown Baltimore, provides a full range of health care to people throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. It has more than 30,000 inpatient admissions each year. The medical center employs about 5,700 people and provides training for more than half of Maryland's physicians and other health care professionals.
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