UH/CVC announces associate chief clinical officers
University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center recently announced that Vikas Parekh, M.D., Kelly Malloy, M.D., and Hitinder Gurm, M.D., will serve as associate chief clinical officers (ACCO). Reporting to chief clinical officer Dee Fenner, M.D., the ACCOs each work collaboratively with an associate hospital director (AHD) and associate chief nursing officer (ACNO) to provide local triad leadership for their subsegments.
“Dr. Parekh, Dr. Malloy, and Dr. Gurm bring extensive medical knowledge, leadership experience, and dedication to their work,” said Fenner. “They personify the clinical enterprise values of caring, teamwork, integrity, innovation and excellence.”
Parekh will partner with AHD Carolyn Cole-Brown and ACNO Julie Grunawalt to oversee inpatient medical units; Malloy joins AHD Mary Martin and ACNO Francene Lundy to oversee inpatient surgical units; and Gurm joins AHD Linda Larin and ACNO Stephanie Diccion-MacDonald to lead the cardiovascular and neurology units.
Parekh began his career at U-M in 1999 as in intern in internal medicine and currently serves as an associate professor in internal medicine. He has held numerous leadership positions, including director of quality for the hospitalist program, UMHS medical director for care management and clinical effectiveness, and assistant chair for clinical programs and graduate medical education for the Department of Internal Medicine.
He currently serves as the co-chair for the MiPart initiative to improve patient placement and clinical decision making. Parekh was inducted into the League of Education Excellence in 2015.
Malloy arrived at Michigan in 2007 as a head and neck surgery microvascular reconstruction fellow. She returned in 2012 as an assistant professor of otolaryngology, achieving the rank of associate professor in 2016. She is viewed as a leader in surgical education within the department, and serves as the fellowship director of the head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction fellowship.
Malloy has honed her leadership skills as the medical director and MPLAN partner of 4B’s inpatient surgical unit. Additionally, she serves as the otolaryngology representative for the perioperative quality improvement committee, the surgical services value stream committee, and the US News and World Report task force. She is also the surgical faculty advisor for the house officer quality and safety council.
Gurm received his medical degree from Christian Medical College and completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic in the areas of cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology prior to joining U-M in 2005 as an interventional cardiologist.
He currently serves as associate chief in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and chief of the cardiology section at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
Gurm is a respected researcher, with interests in carotid interventions, clinical quality improvement, contrast-induced nephropathy and development of novel devices for endovascular interventions. He has published more than 200 original articles and book chapters and holds four patents. He is the recipient of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association’s Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award for 2016 and has been elected to the American Society for Clinical investigation (ASCI).