Memorial Hermann Names New Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Two North Houston Hospitals
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Giridhar Vedala, M.D. has been named Vice President and Regional Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble.
“As Regional CMO, Dr. Vedala’s role on the executive team is to collaborate in achieving goals that will influence the future direction of our hospitals and our health system,” said Justin Kendrick, SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Memorial Hermann Northeast. “He brings immense knowledge of Memorial Hermann as an employed physician and that, combined with his dedication and commitment to quality care, will benefit the communities we so proudly serve.”
In addition to assisting James McCarthy, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Physician for Memorial Hermann Health System at the system level, Dr. Vedala will lead a group of affiliated medical staff members and the elected medical staff leadership at the two campuses.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Vedala served as the Physician Lead with Memorial Hermann Medical Group Cardiology (MHMG) on The Woodlands campus. He currently serves on the Executive Leadership Committee of the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Service Line, along with sitting on the Clinical Programs Committees (CPC) regarding Stroke, Cardiology, Readmissions and Medicine. He is also the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands representative on the Memorial Hermann Physician Council and locally he is the Noninvasive Cardiology Lab Medical Director.
Dr. Vedala earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his residency through Washington University at Barnes–Jewish Hospital and the St. Louis VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He also completed his cardiology fellowship and cardiovascular imaging fellowship at Barnes–Jewish Hospital. Dr. Vedala is quadruple board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Medicine.
For more information about Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, visit www.memorialhermann.org or call 713.222.CARE (2273).