November 27. 2013 11:00AM - Last modified: November 27. 2013 11:46AM

Truwit will be new enterprise CMO at Froedtert

Jonathon Truwit, M.D., has been named enterprise chief medical officer (CMO) for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical care) with tenure at the Medical College.

As enterprise CMO, Dr. Truwit will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of a strategy and vision to improve enterprise quality and safety outcomes across the continuum of care, improve physician alignment and satisfaction, and lead evidence-based programs, practices and activities that deliver results. Additionally, he will provide leadership and expertise for clinical quality and safety, disease management, care coordination, clinical integration and the overall patient experience.

Truwit is currently a professor of medicine with tenure, chief medical officer and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he has held a faculty position since 1989.

Truwit’s research focuses on the fields of acute lung injury, severe emphysema, and acute pneumonia, and he has received major grants from the National Institute of Health and Department of Defense. He is widely recognized for his teaching and mentoring skills with fellows in pulmonary and critical care and has taught medical students and nurses since 1989.

His appointment will take effect Jan. 13.