Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC), nationally recognized and award-winning healthcare organization, has appointed Ben Adams, DO, cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, as Chief of Medical Staff for 2017- 2018.
Dr. Adams brings a unique level of expertise to his role as Chief of Staff. He simultaneously served as Vice-Chief of Medical Staff, Director of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of Surgery at TGMC. He has been recognized as Becker’s Hospital Review 2016 Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 and is the only transesophageal echo (TEE) board certified anesthesiologist at the hospital.
In his role, Dr. Adams will provide medical leadership and direction to TGMC’s highly specialized medical staff, and will oversee medical staff activities related to improving the quality of clinical services. TGMC has over 300 physicians and medical specialists, 34 medical subspecialties and 7 subspecialties.
Prior to joining TGMC in 2009, Dr. Adams earned his medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and holds a National Board Certification in Echocardiography.
“We are proud to have Dr. Adams serving as our Chief of Medical Staff this year,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “With his knowledge and expertise, he will provide strong leadership to our dedicated medical team allowing us to continue to effectively serve the community.”