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RGHS Appoints a New Chief Medical Officer

October 03, 2012

Dr. Rob Mayo - Chief Medical Officer of RGHSMark Clement, President and CEO of Rochester General Health System, announced today the appointment of Rob Mayo, MD, to the role of RGHS Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Mayo will replace outgoing CMO Richard Gangemi, MD, when he retires from his long-held position on December 31, 2012.

Dr. Mayo, who joined RGHS in 2002, has served in a variety of leadership positions, including president of the medical and dental staff of Rochester General Hospital. In 2004 he was selected by more than 800 RGH Nurses as the health system’s first Physician of the Year based on his unmatched ability to balance genuine compassion with clinical expertise. Since 2009 he has served as Vice President and Patient Safety Officer for the Institute of Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence. He has held numerous faculty positions at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

“Dr. Mayo possesses that rare combination of sharp intellect, skill, heart, and humility that not only make him an exceptional physician, but also a highly-respected and admired colleague, leader, educator, and role model,” Clement said. “This selection showcases the ability of our system to nurture and grow world-class healthcare leaders that can emerge as top candidates among national contenders. The medical direction of our health system couldn’t be in better hands.”

Dr. Mayo earned his medical degree and completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan, and completed his internship and residency at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Michigan. He is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in nephrology, and will continue to practice on a part time basis as he takes on this new leadership role. He and his family live in Victor.