The Miriam Hospital appoints new chief medical officer

June 29, 2017

The Miriam Hospital has appointed G. Dean Roye, M.D., a veteran surgeon at the hospital, as senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, effective August 7, 2017.  

Dr. Roye joined Lifespan in 2000 as an attending surgeon for The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals, with a specialty in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. For the past four years, he has served as director of general surgery for the hospital and previously he was the director of the bariatric surgery program at Rhode Island Hospital.

"During his many years with Lifespan, Dr. Roye has earned a sterling reputation, both as a superb surgeon and an effective, well-respected leader," said Arthur Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital.  "While Dr. Roye will have less time to practice his outstanding surgical skills, The Miriam is fortunate to have him move up to such a vital position and to play a key role in preserving The Miriam's reputation for delivering high-quality, compassionate care."

A graduate of the University of Miami Medical School, Dr. Roye completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama and his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Throughout his career, he has devoted himself to training future generations of medical practitioners. That has earned him the “Dean's Teaching Excellence Awards" at the Alpert Medical School, where he is an associate professor of surgery, as well as the prestigious Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award at The Miriam.  He is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Bryant University's physician assistant program.

"I'm honored to be appointed as The Miriam's new chief medical officer," Dr. Roye said. "My clinical experience as a surgeon and my administrative experience as the director of surgery will add value to my role as the chief medical officer. I'll have a seat at the table and be able to weigh in on system-wide solutions to problems and move things in a direction that I think are helpful."

He added that surgery is “in my DNA” and he hopes to continue to do so in his new role.

Dr. Roye succeeds William Corwin, MD, who served as The Miriam's chief medical officer from 2008 to 2013 and again, on an interim basis, since 2016.

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