Dr Stephen T. Bartlett Named Executive Vice President and Surgeon in Chief at University of Maryland Medical System

For immediate release: August 06, 2015


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Longtime Professor and Chair of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is also Internationally-known Researcher and Scientist

BALTIMORE, August 6, 2015 – University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, CPA, and University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Stephen T. Bartlett, MD, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Surgeon in Chief for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).  He was previously Senior Vice President at UMMS.  In his new position, Dr. Bartlett will continue to report to Mr. Chrencik, and will also continue to report to Dean Reece in his role as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at UM SOM.

As UMMS Executive Vice President, Dr. Bartlett, who is the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at UM SOM, will partner with UMMS and SOM leadership to develop operational and clinical goals across the School of Medicine and the Medical System. This potent partnership is also referred to as University of Maryland Medicine.  Additionally, in this role, he will provide senior medical leadership and articulate the values and goals of the UMMS and UM SOM clinical network. He will engage and strengthen relationships with key faculty, employed and aligned physicians.

“Dr. Bartlett will serve as a visionary leader for the regional and state-wide clinical network being developed and expanded through the efforts of many individuals within the Medical System and School of Medicine,” Mr. Chrencik said.  “He will be a fulcrum of team efforts targeted at the alignment of regional hospital systems, physicians and insurance providers to provide seamless care of the highest quality at the lowest cost.”

As professor and chair of the Department of Surgery since 2004, Dr. Bartlett heads one of the country’s most highly NIH-funded departments. Under his leadership, the University of Maryland has grown to become one of the largest, busiest and most comprehensive organ transplant programs in the world, with leadership positions in liver and kidney transplant, cardiac surgery and plastic surgery.

“Dr. Bartlett’s leadership across all of our critical mission areas of the School and his understanding of our partnership with the Medical System is invaluable,” said Dean Reece, who is Vice President, Medical Affairs and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor.  “This joint appointment will allow for seamless integration of clinical services throughout the health system.”\Dr. Bartlett received his MD degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine; completed his Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital.  He has a BA Degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

The University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 and is the first public medical school in the United States and continues today as an innovative leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine. The School of Medicine is the founding school of the University of Maryland and is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. Located on the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education. With 43 academic departments, centers and institutes and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists plus more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. with top-tier faculty and programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human genomics, among other centers of excellence. The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the nation, but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world. Visit us at medschool.umaryland.edu/.

About University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System currently includes 12 health systems and hospitals across Maryland including the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus; University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute; University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, as well as the freestanding University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the University of Maryland Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. UMMS also operates Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital as a joint venture with Johns Hopkins.