Monday, January 27, 2020

Very Brief Blog: Chief Medical Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Both Depart CMS

Two departures from CMS announced in January, and one from HHS.

CMS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kate Goodrich, will leave for an executive position at Humana.  Story at Modern Healthcare here, Healthcare Finance News here, Lousville Business Journal here.  Prior to CMS, Dr. Goodrich had been a senior hospitalist at George Washington University.  Goodrich joined CMS in 2012. 

CMS Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Anand Shah, will leave for a full-time policy position at FDA.   Dr. Shah joined CMS in early 2019 (here, here).  He will be FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs (here).   Current FDA chief Dr. Stephen Hahn, sworn in to replace Scott Gottlieb on December 24, 2019, is trained in both medical oncoloogy and radiation oncology; Shah is a radiation oncologist.  Follow Shah on Twitter for FDA at .

And a departure from HHS.  

Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer in the HHS Officer of the Chief Technology Officer, also is leaving HHS (here).  Siddiqui (Linked-In here) holds an MD from Johns Hopkins, an MPH from Harvard, and an MSE in Engineering from Stanford; she'd held a number of policy staff positions in government since 2010.