Reed named interim chief quality officer

By Rachel Skei Donihoo 

Dr. W. Gary Reed, professor of internal medicine and surgery, has been named interim chief quality officer of UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Reed, who recently was named the first recipient of the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, will step into his new role Jan. 1.

“I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to oversee an area of such importance to the medical center,” he said. “Measuring the quality and safety of the patient care we deliver has become an important part of the practice of medicine, and UT Southwestern should be a leader in this area.”

Dr. Reed received his medical degree from UT Southwestern in 1977 and completed his internship and residency at UT Southwestern before joining the faculty in 1980. He also serves as vice chairman for clinical affairs at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern, said, “Dr. Reed has long been a role model for the medical center’s students, residents and junior faculty. He is a stellar clinician and brilliant academician. We feel extraordinarily lucky that he has accepted this new post and are proud to have him on our faculty.”

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Dr. Reed holds the S.T. Harris Family Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine; the Eva A. Rosenthal Professorship in Internal Medicine; and the Sinor/Pritchard Professorship in Medical Education, Honoring Donald W. Seldin, M.D.