Ascension names executive vice president and chief clinical officer

August 4, 2022 – Richard Fogel, MD, FACC, FHRS, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension and a member of the Ascension Leadership Team, reporting to Joseph R. Impicciche, JD, MHA, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Fogel has served as Chief Clinical Officer for Clinical & Network Services, Ascension, since 2019, with responsibility for clinical performance across the national health ministry. In addition to championing quality and safety improvements and practices, he has overseen the design of flexible physician alignment strategies and service lines, and the development of an Ascension-wide clinical research infrastructure.

Dr. Fogel has led Ascension’s clinical response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working with clinical and operational leaders across the ministry to guide the development of clinical protocols and processes.

A practicing staff cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Dr. Fogel also has served as Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Indiana. He has a long history of leadership in Indiana and has also led numerous Ascension committees, including as Chair of the Ascension Clinical Integration Committee and a member of the Ascension Clinical Leadership Committee and the Clinical Informatics and Analytics Committee. From 2010-2016, he was the Chair of the Ascension Electrophysiology Affinity Group. He also is past Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent Medical Group in Indiana and former Chair of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent.

Dr. Fogel earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. He completed his two-year electrophysiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center and Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. He is a member of the Ascension Leadership Academy and a graduate of the Executive Ministry Leadership formation program.

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