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Rebecca Matthews, JD, has been named senior vice president, Legal Services, Yale New Haven Health. Before joining YNHHS, she was a partner at Wiggin and Dana in the Health Care and Corporate Departments as well as chair of the firm’s Academic Medical Centers, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group. Matthews earned her BA from The George Washington University and her law degree from Boston College Law School.  


Deborah Rhodes, MD, has been named chief quality officer, Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine. In this role, she will oversee quality and safety for the aligned physician enterprise, including Northeast Medical Group and Yale Medicine. Dr. Rhodes will continue in her roles as vice president of Quality and Care Signature and associate chief medical officer, YNHHS. She is also an internist, General Internal Medicine division, and associate professor of medicine, Yale School of Medicine. Before joining YNHHS, Dr. Rhodes was a professor of internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She earned her MD from Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. 


Richard Formica, MD, of Yale New Haven Transplantation Center, was recently elected vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors. Dr. Formica is director of Transplant Medicine, Yale Medicine; director, Outpatient Transplantation Service, and medical director of Adult Kidney Transplantation, Transplantation Center. OPTN is a public-private partnership that oversees the nation’s transplant system and is a resource for professionals in the United States who work in organ donation and transplantation.