The list features physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organizations through leadership development, patient safety initiatives, health IT, and quality improvement. Many have served as department heads and continue to practice medicine, while others focus on process improvement and patient advocacy.
The Becker's editorial team accepted nominations for this list and selected CMOs and other equivalent titles through an editorial review process. CMOs are listed in alphabetical order.
Dr. Charlton, who began serving as chief medical officer in 2011, is WVU Medicine’s primary physician executive and is responsible for the organization’s clinical services. She also serves as vice dean for clinical affairs in the WVU School of Medicine and chief executive of University Health Associates, the physician practice plan.
Charlton is a 1981 graduate of the WVU School of Pharmacy and a 1985 graduate of the WVU School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training at Mercy Hospital and WVU. She joined the faculty of the WVU Department of Ophthalmology in 1989 and served as chair from 2008-2011.
In April, Charlton announced she was stepping down from her CMO role.