New Chief Medical Officer at The Brooklyn Hospital CenterMay 23, 2023
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) is pleased to announce that Sam Amirfar, MD, MS, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. He will continue in his role as Chief Information Officer.
“Given the importance of technology and data analytics in healthcare today, the integration of these two disciplines is becoming more relevant and crucial,” says Gary G. Terrinoni, TBHC’s President and CEO. “Dr. Amirfar is a proven leader in healthcare technology and is an excellent clinician and out-of-the-box thinker, so we are very excited for his appointment and what he will bring to our focus on patient safety, quality and satisfaction.”
Dr. Amirfar came to TBHC in 2014, as an attending physician and Chief Medical Information Officer, and then eventually was promoted to Senior VP and Chief Information Officer. In that capacity, Dr. Amirfar was responsible for building, maintaining and securing clinical data throughout the hospital network. In 2018, he implemented the Epic outpatient electronic health record on time and under budget. He supervised a five-time increase in patients using the EHR portal, a 10-fold reduction in report production time, and improvement in payment processing times. These improvements were accomplished with a decreased operating budget of 4% over the past five years.
Dr. Amirfar graduated from Stanford University with a BA degree in Anthropology and a BS in Biological Sciences. His senior thesis examined an ancient structure built by the indigenous Anasazi people who lived in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest and used it as a “Stonehenge of the West”. He received his MD from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Medical Center. After a Chief Resident year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he received his MS degree and completed his Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Services Research from Weill Cornell Medicine.
He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.