NEW YORK – Mark McDougle, formerly executive vice president and chief operating officer of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, has been named chief operating officer (COO) of Columbia University Medical Center, effective March 1. In addition to considerable experience in public health administration and research, McDougle has more than 30 years of experience managing hospitals and clinical practices.
In his new role, McDougle will lead medical center operations, including facilities, student services, information technology, and human resources, and he will also provide oversight for the faculty practice organization, ColumbiaDoctors. He will work closely with Lee Goldman, M.D., executive vice president of Columbia University and dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at CUMC.
At Maimonides, McDougle is credited for leading the institution’s general growth over the past seven years and also for successfully implementing a $120 million inpatient facilities rebuilding program, Brooklyn’s first full-service stroke program, and a new cancer center.
“Mark’s experience overseeing and expanding operations at large health care organizations makes him a great fit for CUMC,” said Goldman. “CUMC’s research, education and patient care programs are growing, and Mark’s leadership will help guide that growth.”
CUMC encompasses Columbia’s four health science schools: the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the College of Dental Medicine, the Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Nursing.
Prior to being named COO at Maimonides in 2003, McDougle was chief operating officer and interim president of Long Island College Hospital. He also held senior management positions at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the New York City Department of Mental Health. He earned his master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina and his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.
Columbia University Medical Center, with its four professional schools, has 2,226 full-time faculty, an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion, and more than $569 million in sponsored research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government agencies, and individual foundations.
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Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research, in medical and health sciences education, and in patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Established in 1767, Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons was the first institution in the country to grant the M.D. degree and is now among the most selective medical schools in the country. Columbia University Medical Center is home to the most comprehensive medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest in the United States. Columbia University Medical Center is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the nation’s largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital provider.