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Holy Name Welcomes Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, As New Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

February 2, 2023

Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, Chief Medical Officer Holy NameHoly Name has appointed Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, as the health system's new Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective Monday, January 30. As CMO, Dr. Kondamudi will oversee all clinical operations and ensure that patients continue to receive the highest standard of care.

Bringing cutting edge medicine to Holy Name and North Jersey, Dr. Kondamudi will spearhead clinical research for the health system. Additionally, she will direct the development of clinical information systems, lead physician engagement for Holy Name, and oversee the health system's new Graduate Medical Education program, for which Holy Name recently received a $3.3M federal appropriation.

"Dr. Kondamudi is known for her dedication to delivering the highest level of care, her stellar track record for patient safety, and her hands-on expertise training the next generation of clinicians," said Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name. "We're pleased to welcome her to Holy Name so that we can work side-by-side in bringing the latest clinical research and advanced treatments to our region, as well as shaping the future of our healthcare workforce by leading our new Graduate Medical Education program."

Dr. Kondamudi joins Holy Name from The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 464-licensed-bed, full-service community teaching hospital located in downtown Brooklyn, New York City, where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, Network Physician Executive, and Chief Medical Officer. As CMO, she had oversight of the Graduate Medical Education programs of The Brooklyn Hospital with over 250 residents and fellows. She holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

She began her career with The Brooklyn Hospital Center in 1994, taking on increasing leadership responsibilities. In 1999, she was named Director of Geriatrics; in 2004, assumed the role of a Residency Program Director for Family Medicine; and, in 2006, as a Chairman. In 2018, she was named Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer.

With Dr. Kondamudi leading the way, The Brooklyn Hospital Center saw marked improvement in patient safety ratings with her implementation of a patient-centered medical home model, improving core measure performance and reducing healthcare-associated infections and hospital-acquired conditions. Her guidance improved overall patient safety indicators to higher than the national average. At Holy Name, Dr. Kondamudi will oversee all patient quality and patient safety initiatives.

"I'm thrilled to join Holy Name, one of the few remaining independent health systems and a leader in innovation, patient care, and clinical excellence." said Dr. Kondamudi. "This is such an exciting time for Holy Name, as the system continues to thrive and grow with its newly-announced GME program, re-opening of the state-of-the-art Villa Marie Claire hospice, and its planned Teaneck campus expansion over the next several years. I look forward to working with this dynamic organization and its outstanding physicians, nurses, and staff who are changing the future of healthcare delivery."

Dr. Kondamudi has also served as clinical assistant professor for the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She attended medical school at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, before receiving an advanced diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. She completed her fellowship in geriatrics at New York University School of Medicine.