Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM, has been named associate chief medical officer of UCLA Hospitals in Los Angeles. She comes to this position from her role as associate medical director of quality and safety at UCLA Hospitals.
Dr. Afsar serves on the SHM board of directors and is an active member of the hospitalist community. In addition to hospital medicine, she also specializes in neurosurgery.
Russell Holman, MD, MHM, is the new chief medical officer of LifePoint Hospitals, based in Brentwood, Tenn. Dr. Holman formerly was chief clinical officer at Cogent HMG. In 2002, he received the SHM Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine and is a former SHM president.
Charles Edwards, MBA, MD, FACP, has been appointed vice chair of clinical operations and quality assurance at the University of South Florida Department of Internal Medicine in Tampa. Dr. Edwards is director of the USF Morsani College of Medicine’s division of hospital medicine, of which he is a founding member.
Kurt Krupnick, MD, has been named physician of the year at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in Prescott, Ariz. Dr. Krupnick has been a YRMC hospitalist since 2009.
John M. Little Jr., MD, MBA, is the new chief payor development officer at national hospitalist management company Cogent HMG, based in Brentwood, Tenn. Dr. Little previously was vice president of healthcare services and chief medical officer for the South Carolina division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He previously practiced family medicine full time.