Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center
Lewis Rubinson, MD, joined Morristown Medical Center in January of 2020 as Chief Medical Officer. He previously served as Vice President, Deputy Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). As a senior member of the leadership team, Dr. Rubinson oversaw hospital clinical operations with specific attention to operational innovation and reliability. He was also a Professor of Medicine for the Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a unique program dedicated to improving the care of patients with traumatic injuries.
Among Dr. Rubinson’s many leadership roles, he also served as Disaster Medicine Director for Public Health Seattle King County and Chief Medical Officer (Acting) of the Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). At NDMS, he oversaw the medical response of thousands of part-time federal healthcare experts for major emergencies. He spearheaded the concept of emergency mass critical care in the 2000s and has done extensive work regarding mass respiratory failure.
Dr. Rubinson earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. While pursuing his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Rubinson also received a PhD in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Rubinson is a leader and facilitator in the development and implementation of systems and solutions to optimize care, reduce variability and promote safety. His extensive experience and interests are a valuable asset as we continue on the journey toward becoming a High Reliability Organization.