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January 14, 2016

Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu Joins Carney Hospital Leadership

Accomplished clinician and physicians leader will serve as Vice President of Medical Affairs

Dorchester, MA – January 14, 2016Today, Carney Hospital announced the appointment of Chiledum Ahaghotu, MD, MBA, MHL, FACS as the hospital’s Vice President of Medical Affairs.  

Dr. Ahaghotu joins Carney Hospital from Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he served as the Dr. R. Frank Jones Endowed Professor & Chair of Urology.  Ahaghotu also served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the College of Medicine and Chief of Urological Services at Howard University Hospital.

“I am very pleased to have Dr. Ahaghotu join Carney Hospital’s senior leadership team,” said hospital president, Walter Ramos. “A nationally recognized clinician and physician leader, Dr. Ahaghotu brings a wealth of valuable experience as both a provider and administrator to Carney.”

“PHEN has worked closely with Dr. Ahaghotu over a number of years on prostate cancer issues, facing African Americans. “We are excited that he is bringing his tremendous leadership and experience within this area of expertise, to Boston,” said Thomas A. Farrington, president and founder, the Prostate Health Education Network.  

During his professional career, Ahaghotu has held several leadership roles, including President of the Howard University Hospital Medical and Dental Staff, Chairman of the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan Physician Advisory Council, President of the Washington Urologic Society, Chair of the Urology Section of the National Medical Association and President of the R. Frank Jones Urologic Society. He is an invited participant in the Institute of Medicine Best Practices Innovation Collaborative and served two terms on CMS's Practicing Physicians’ Advisory Council (PPAC).

As Carney Hospital’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, Ahaghotu will serve as the senior administration’s point of contact with the hospital’s medical staff.  His responsibilities will also include the supervision and direction of Carney Hospital’s quality, safety and regulatory functions.

Ahaghotu received his medical degree at the University of Nigeria and completed his urological residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He also completed an American Cancer Society fellowship in Urologic Oncology while in Iowa. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Howard University and a Master of Health Care Leadership from Brown University.

About Carney Hospital

Since 1863, Carney Hospital has served the City of Boston and neighboring communities. Carney Hospital has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety and numerous other quality and safety awards. The 159-bed hospital has more than 400 physicians and delivers quality care to approximately 37,000 patients annually.  Carney Hospital provides Dorchester and surrounding communities with convenient, local access to quality primary care, emergency medicine and a range of specialties and subspecialties including; critical care, family medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, ambulatory care and adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry. Carney Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Network. To learn more, please visit: www.carneyhospital.org