Dr. Mandel named chief medical officer at Hebrew SeniorLife

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Dr. Mandel named chief medical officer at Hebrew SeniorLife

Hebrew SeniorLife has appointed Ernest I. Mandel, M.D., S.M., assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as its chief medical officer.
Dr. Mandel is a clinician at both Hebrew SeniorLife and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), with an expertise in geriatric nephrology and renal palliative care. He is deeply committed to and passionate about Hebrew SeniorLife and its mission. His clinical and research interests in serious illness communication with dialysis patients led to the creation of the KidneyPal renal-palliative care service at BWH.
“Dr. Ernest I. Mandel is an inclusive leader with extensive administrative experience, demonstrated clinical innovation, and a record of academic accomplishment including medical education leadership,” said Mary Moscato, president, Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Mandel will assume the role of CMO effective Jan. 17. Since joining Hebrew SeniorLife in 2012, Dr. Mandel has provided nephrology consultative services and served in several leadership capacities, including as medical director of HRC’s Medical Complex Unit where he oversaw daily clinical operations and providers, and his current positions as medical director of Nephrology and Dialysis and Medical Director of Quality and Safety. He also serves as co-chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, chair of the Infection Control and Utilization Review Committees, and a member of the Ethics and Medical Executive Committees.

Dr. Mandel received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Chemistry from Harvard University, his medical degree with honors from Yale University, and his Master of Science in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was also chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently participating in the Brigham Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and is an Age-Friendly Fellow in the American Hospital Association’s Next Generation Leaders Fellowship.

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