Published on February 18, 2021

Milford Regional Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

Peter Smulowitz, MD, CMOMilford Regional is pleased to announce Peter B. Smulowitz, MD, MPH, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Smulowitz is an experienced emergency medicine physician and proven innovative leader.

Dr. Smulowitz joined Milford Regional late last year, following the retirement of Leslie Selbovitz, MD, who served as CMO since 2017.

Dr. Smulowitz earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1998 and graduated from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine in Irvine, California, in 2003 with a degree in medicine. He performed an emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and earned a Masters of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston in 2006.

Prior to joining Milford Regional, Dr. Smulowitz held many leadership positions in the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital system, including Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Needham campus, co-leader of a state-funded program to manage the Plymouth campus’s Complex Patient Population and Integrated Care Initiative, and oversaw a pilot program at the hospital’s Boston campus to redesign the hospital’s response to major adverse events.

Dr. Smulowitz has also held leadership positions outside of his hospital affiliations, including a term as president of the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians and was once a candidate for Massachusetts State Senate. In addition, he is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has several research publications and scholarly articles to his credit.

“We welcome Dr. Smulowitz to our leadership team,” says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO. “We are so pleased to have such an experienced physician as our Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Smulowitz’s expertise in emergency medicine and leadership skills will ensure that our medical staff continues to provide the highest-quality care to our community."




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