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Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, YNHHS chief operating officer (COO), was recently named one of the Top Women Leaders in Healthcare for 2023 by Modern Healthcare magazine. The recognition honors women executives from all sectors of the healthcare industry for their contributions to care delivery improvement, health equity, policy and gender equity in healthcare leadership. Since joining YNHHS in 2022, Sutton-Wallace has helped drive a health equity analysis to identify disparities that may exist across sociodemographic groups. This will help the health system better understand the diversity of needs in its communities and target quality improvement initiatives to mitigate racial and social healthcare disparities.  


Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, has been named chief of Emergency Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He is also chief of the Section of Administration in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Venkatesh earned his MD degree from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and completed his emergency medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He also holds an MBA in finance from Ohio State University and an MHS from Yale School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.