newsmakers

Sheri Orr; Peter Schulam, MD, PhD; Mario Vieira.


Newsmakers

Sheri Orr has been named director of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), Yale New Haven Hospital. In this new position, she will oversee the development and practice of more than 500 advanced practice registered nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives. Before joining YNHH, Orr helped create successful APP programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She earned her PA and MBA degrees from Hofstra University and her BA from the George Washington University.

Peter Schulam, MD, PhD, has been named chief innovation and transformation officer, Yale New Haven Health System. In this new role, he will help develop and coordinate clinical relationships with YNHHS delivery networks and selected affiliate hospitals. These relationships may take different forms, such as telemedicine programs and Yale Medicine specialists and services throughout the region. In addition to his new role, Dr. Schulam will continue as chief of Urology, Yale New Haven Hospital; chair of Urology, Yale Medicine; and faculty director, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, Yale University. Before joining Yale New Haven in 2012, he held a number of leadership positions at UCLA, including chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Urology, surgical director of the Living Kidney Donor Program and vice chair of Urology. Dr. Schulam earned his medical degree and PhD in immunology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed residency and fellowship training in surgery and urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Mario Vieira has been named director, Infrastructure Projects, Facilities, Design and Construction, Yale New Haven Health. Before joining the health system, he worked at several healthcare architecture firms in Boston and was most recently a principal with Shepley Bulfinch, overseeing the company’s work at YNHHS. Vieira earned his bachelor’s of architecture from Boston Architectural Center and is a registered architect in Connecticut and Massachusetts.