Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers November 2023

Dr. Davidyock

John Davidyock, MD, FACP, SFHM, has been named senior vice president and chief physician executive at UF Health Central Florida, Leesburg, Fla. Most recently he served as vice president and chief medical officer for the Polk region at Baycare Health System, Winter Haven, Fla. He was also on the faculty at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, Pa.

Dr. Davidyock earned his medical degree from MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Gurpreet Dhanoa, MD, was promoted to TeamHealth Hospital Medicine area regional medical director, West Group. Dr. Dhanoa joined TeamHealth in 2013 and became the facility medical director at Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, Calif., in 2018, where he is a board member of the med

Dr. Dhanoa

ical executive committee, and chairman of the medical staff improvement committee, and the grievance committee. He also started the hospital medicine program at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, Calif., where he took a leadership role as the interim facility medical director. Most recently he started hospital medicine programs at Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Dr. Dhanoa earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at the Mercer University Medical Center of Central Georgia program in Macon, Ga.

Dr. Hogg

Maya Hogg, MD, has been appointed chief of medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and vice chair in the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

As chief of medicine, Dr. Hogg will oversee inpatient and outpatient medical treatment at the hospital. She will increase patients’ access to high-quality care from skilled internists and specialists with a focus on health equity, recruit and develop faculty, and prioritize provider wellness and satisfaction.

Dr. Hogg joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine in 2017 as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and served as a hospitalist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Since 2019, she has held various leadership roles at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Most recently, as site chief of hospital medicine, Dr. Hogg co-designed the hospital’s medicine-surgery co-management service, improving communication and efficiencies between medical and surgical teams. Implemented in July 2023, the program involves hospitalists collaborating with surgeons to manage patients undergoing complex surgeries, including neurosurgery and orthopedic and vascular procedures. Dr. Hogg also championed quality improvement initiatives, such as reducing 30-day readmission rates.

Dr. Hogg has served in leadership roles in several interdisciplinary committees, including the quality and patient safety committee and patient flow committee, and participated in recruiting and selecting two additional assistant site chiefs, expanding the facility’s leadership team. She also served as a subcommittee member of the Weill Department of Medicine’s Racial Justice and Equity Taskforce.

Dr. Desai

Dr. Hogg received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Burning Out on the COVID Front Lines

Dhaval Desai, MD, a med-peds hospitalist and director of hospital medicine at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, and a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has published a memoir, “Burning Out on the COVID Front Lines: A Doctor’s Memoir of Fatherhood, Race and Perseverance in the Pandemic”. The book reflects upon his work during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his life as a new father, frontline physician, and health care leader. Dr. Desai writes of his experience living in the South and dealing with systemic racism, having vitiligo, and battling burnout. All author proceeds from his book will be donated to the Dr. Lorna Breen Foundation, which focuses on destigmatizing seeking mental health for health care workers.

Dr. Desai is an assistant professor of medicine and distinguished physician at Emory University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean and completed his residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.




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