MAYWOOD, IL – Joshua Lee, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital and the Loyola Outpatient Center on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Illinois.
Dr. Lee joined Loyola in 2016 as vice president and chief health information officer. He replaces former chief medical officer Chad Whelan, MD, who was recently named president of LUMC.
“Dr. Lee has demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing our clinical information systems since joining Loyola and we are excited that he will now focus his talents on leading our superb medical staff,” said Larry M. Goldberg, president and CEO of Loyola University Health System.
Dr. Lee, who is also an associate professor in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will play an integral role as Loyola continues its efforts to integrate care across the continuum and enhance its population health and quality and safety initiatives. He is an internist at Loyola’s Center for Care at North Riverside.
Prior to Loyola, Dr. Lee served as chief information officer at University of Southern California’s (USC) Keck School of Medicine and medical director of the USC Care Faculty Medical Group. He also served as chief medical information officer at UC San Diego Health.
He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Lee earned his artium baccalaureus from Harvard College. Dr. Lee has held additional academic and clinical appointments at Dartmouth Medical School and Harvard Medical School. He has served as a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.