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Dr. Carl Sirio Appointed Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Health System

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Carl A. Sirio, MD has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Health System (TUHS), effective January 23, 2023. As Chief Medical Officer of TUHS, Dr. Sirio will be responsible for all matters related to the delivery of value-based care, investment in quality and patient-safety efforts, clinical outcomes, risk management, regulatory and accreditation matters, medical staff governance, public reporting, value-based purchasing and pay-for-performance. He will also provide direction and leadership towards the dissemination of a clinical-effectiveness model across the Health System, including standards of care, decreased variability, cost-to-treat, standard order sets, and length-of-stay initiatives.

“Dr. Sirio’s broad portfolio as a healthcare administrator, coupled with his clinical experience, makes him an ideal choice for TUHS’s Chief Medical Officer,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of TUHS. “We look forward to supporting his efforts to help position Temple Health as a national leader in quality care.”

Carl A. Sirio, MD has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Health System

“A board-certified internist, critical care physician and health care innovator, Dr. Sirio has devoted his career to building healthcare quality, access and equity as a clinician, academician, health system administrator, and board member of major organizations including the American Medical Association, The Joint Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4),” said Abhinav Rastogi, MBA, MIS, President and CEO of Temple University Hospital and Executive Vice President of TUHS.

Dr. Sirio held senior leadership positions at the University of Toledo including Chief Operating and Clinical Officer, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice President for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer. Before that he spent 17 years at UPMC in Pittsburgh, where he rose to full professor.

He co-founded the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, a nationally recognized collaboration that improved care throughout the region, and for which he was the recipient of several large grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to create meaningful patient care improvement. Dr. Sirio also worked with the National Quality Forum (NQF), the National Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, among others, to improve care quality and safety.

Dr. Sirio also served on the AMA Council on Medical Education, chairing the Initiative to Transform Medical Education. Additionally, he served on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, where he was a compelling voice for new standards related to building greater diversity in medicine, and to understanding the impact of learning environments on medical students. 

Dr. Sirio completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Columbia University and Rutgers Medical School and completed postgraduate medical training at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pennsylvania State University, the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University.