For Immediate Release September 23, 2021


Tiffani Washington:

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Karen Doyle, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Doyle brings more than 35 years of nursing experience to the role, including 15 years leading key emergency nursing, care management and patient experience initiatives at UMMC.

Most recently, Doyle served as Senior Vice President of Nursing and Operations at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at UMMC, Maryland's Primary Adult Resource Center (PARC) serving more than 7,500 critically ill and severely injured patients annually. Additionally, she shared a significant leadership role in the medical center's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout.

As UMMC's CNO, Doyle will continue her career-long dedication to advancing nursing practice, patient outcomes and research.

"Karen has a broad array of experience as a proven, transformational leader," said Bert W. O'Malley, MD, President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center. "She has been instrumental in the success of several key initiatives and delivering innovative patient experience solutions. We are fortunate to have such a strong, strategic internal leader assume this role as we navigate through challenging times and prepare for the future."

Doyle holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a Master's of Business Administration from Loyola University, Baltimore. In addition, to her clinical and administrative responsibilities, Doyle serves as faculty associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves as a member of the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital Center's board of directors.

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospital campuses in Baltimore: the 800-bed flagship institution of the 13-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) — and the 200-bed UMMC Midtown Campus, both academic medical centers training physicians and health professionals and pursuing research and innovation to improve health. UMMC's downtown campus is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurosciences, advanced cardiovascular care, 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 downtown campus are clinical faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The UMMC Midtown Campus medical staff is predominately faculty physicians specializing in diabetes, chronic diseases, behavioral health, long-term acute care and an array of outpatient primary care and specially services. UMMC Midtown has been a teaching hospital for 140 years and is located one mile away from the downtown campus. For more information, visit