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David Mulligan, MD, named new chief of Transplant

David Mulligan, MD, named new chief of Transplant

David Mulligan, MD, has been appointed director of the YNHH Transplantation Center, chief of Transplantation and Immunology, and professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Mulligan succeeds Sukru Emre, MD, a renowned adult and pediatric abdominal organ transplant surgeon who transformed the Yale transplant program into a regional leader in the evaluation and the treatment of liver disease. Dr. Mulligan is also a liver transplant specialist internationally known for his work in living donor liver transplantation. He spent 15 years with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and was involved in establishing a solid organ transplant program. He worked with a team that is famous for steroid-sparing immunosuppression, protocol biopsies to study early inflammatory markers that lead to chronic kidney damage, and using donor kidneys with acute kidney injury for successful transplantation. Dr. Mulligan, who earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is a devoted champion for organ donations on a national scale.
Dorothy DeCaprio named director, Food and Nutrition Services

Dorothy DeCaprio named director, Food and Nutrition Services

Dorothy DeCaprio, director of Food and Nutrition Services on the Saint Raphael Campus, has been named director of Food and Nutrition Services, responsible for overseeing all aspects of food and nutrition services on both campuses. DeCaprio earned her BS in nutritional science from the University of Arizona and MS in exercise physiology at Southern Connecticut State University. She completed her dietetic internship at Yale-New Haven and began her career at Hartford Hospital as a clinical dietitian and worked with the hospital's transplant patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. After four years, she joined Gaylord Hospital and assumed the role of clinical nutrition manager for the Connecticut and New York region with Morrison Healthcare Clinical Nutrition. In 2009, she began her career at the Hospital of Saint Raphael with Morrison Healthcare as a clinical nutrition manager; she was named director in 2011. Morrison Healthcare will provide food services to both campuses starting this month.
Michael Loftus named CFO, NEMG; VP Finance, YNHHS

Michael Loftus named CFO, NEMG; VP Finance, YNHHS

Michael Loftus has been appointed chief financial officer of Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) and vice president, Finance - Physician Relations, YNHHS. Loftus has chief financial officer responsibilities for NEMG, and is responsible for supporting physician relationships with the hospitals and Yale School of Medicine. An 18-year YNHHS veteran, Loftus has worked in Reimbursement, Operational Finance, Budget and Financial Planning, and service line development. In 2009, he was named director, Financial Operations for Smilow, and has been a member of the Smilow leadership team, involved with recruiting physicians and leading several physician group acquisitions through negotiations and implementation. In January 2012, his responsibilities expanded to include service line support of Children's and Women's services. He will continue to provide financial oversight to Smilow Cancer Hospital. Loftus earned a BS in business administration at the University of Connecticut and an MBA at the University of New Haven.