Alumna Adia Ross named CMO of Duke Regional Hospital

March 31, 2020

Dr. Adia Ross

Dr. Adia Ross

Adia Kamali Ross, MD, MHA, the medical director for Duke Raleigh Hospital Medicine, has been named Duke Regional Hospital’s new chief medical officer (CMO). She began her new role at Duke Regional on January 1.

Ross holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, which adds a unique perspective to her training as a physician.

“We interviewed a number of exceptional candidates for this position, and we are delighted to warmly welcome Adia to the Duke Regional family,” said Katie Galbraith, MBA, president of Duke Regional Hospital. “Adia has the clinical, administrative and leadership experience to support us in our vision of becoming the best community hospital.”

Duke Regional’s chief medical officer oversees quality and clinical program priorities for the 369-bed community hospital as well as manage medical staff partnerships. Ross will work alongside other Duke University Health System leaders to set performance targets and metrics as well as measure and improve clinical outcomes.

She also will work with Duke Regional’s Medical Staff leadership and medical directors and several clinical and operational departments, including Medical Staff Services, Pharmacy, Nutrition Services, Advanced Practice, Emergency Medicine, Diabetes Management, Infection Prevention, Hospital Medicine, Case Management, Performance Services, Performance Excellence and Palliative Care.

In addition to serving as Duke Raleigh’s medical director for Hospital Medicine, Ross has been medical director for the Duke University Health System Transfer Center and assistant medical officer of quality for Duke University Hospital. She completed her internal medicine residency and an administrative fellowship at Duke in 2013 and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the UNC School of Medicine in 2009.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue the legacy that former Duke Regional Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Barbara Griffith and others have laid forth at this five-star community hospital,” Ross said. “I look forward to partnering with hospital team members to continue to provide the very best care for our patients, their loved ones and each other.”

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