Newsmakers

Jean-Francois (Jeff) Geschwind, MD

Jean-Francois (Jeff) Geschwind, MD, has been named chief of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital and chair of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine, effective April 1. Dr. Geschwind is currently director of the division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; vice chair of the Department of Radiology, and a professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology, Oncology and Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology as a research scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed advanced training in vascular and interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Geschwind is an international leader in the field of liver cancer, and has taken part in pioneering image-guided therapies, focusing on drug delivery and imaging response.

William H. Nealon, MD

William H. Nealon, MD, has been named clinical chief and executive director of Perioperative Services, YNHH, effective April 1. In this new role, he will provide clinical leadership for perioperative operations at the York Street and Saint Raphael campuses and Temple Surgical Center. Dr. Nealon is currently vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and associate surgeon-in-chief at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, where he has served as executive medical director of Perioperative Services. He has extensive experience in process, operations, supply chain concepts and capacity management related to perioperative services. Dr. Nealon has an international reputation as an expert in pancreatic surgery. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson University Medical College, and completed his general surgery residency training at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, as well as postdoctoral research in pancreatico-biliary diseases at the University of Texas, Galveston.

Susan Maxwell, RN, MBA

Susan Maxwell, RN, MBA, has been named vice president of Perioperative Services. In this role, she will oversee the department at the York Street and Saint Raphael campuses and Temple Surgical Center. She joined YNHH in 2011 as director of Women's Services and also served as interim director of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital from 2012 to 2013. Before joining YNHH, Maxwell was senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island and held leadership roles at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. Maxwell earned her nursing degree from Texas Christian University, and her master's in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.