Murali appointed Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger

Danville, Pa. – Geisinger announced that Narayana Murali, MD, will serve as the new Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger. This leadership position will oversee Geisinger’s strategic plan and operations for medical, cancer, and women’s and children’s institutes across the system.

Dr. Murali has served as executive vice president of care delivery and chief strategy officer at Marshfield Clinic Health System in Marshfield, Wis., since 2014, where he was heavily involved in driving and shaping its transformation.

“Geisinger is always working on ways to improve the health of our patients. The arrival of Narayana Murali as our new Chief Medical Officer will further our mission to improve care for our patients, our members and our communities,” said J. Edward Hartle, MD, Executive Vice President and Physician -head of the system. “Given Dr. Murali’s wealth of experience and expertise and his passion for continuous improvement in patient care, we are confident that he will continue to set the bar even higher for us to deliver a top-notch patient experience.”

“After 15 rewarding years at Marshfield Clinic Health System, I am honored to join Geisinger,” said Dr. Murali. “This system has a long history in the community and is nationally recognized for its innovative health care. Geisinger’s patient-centric mindset is one that many in the healthcare industry aspire to follow, and I look forward to finding ways to transform the industry into creating an exemplary patient experience in our communities.

As the new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Murali will work closely with Institute Presidents to develop strategic plans that address client expectations, as well as quality and cost of care with the aim of driving change. for improving patient care and Geisinger communities.

Dr. Murali received his medical degree from the University of Madras in India, completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, and his residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Minnesota. He also completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored Clinician Scientist Training Program and Kidney Disease Fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, as well as Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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