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Clear Lake Regional Medical Center announces Dr. John Byrne as Chief Medical Officer

HCA affiliated Clear Lake Regional Medical (CLRMC) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen K. Jones, announced that Dr. John Byrne, MD has been promoted to the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Byrne’s prior roles include Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of Cardiovascular Center for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and Chairman of Department of Cardiac Surgery, Co- Director of Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, Surgeon-in-Chief and Perfusion Services Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Byrne is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a member of the Editorial Boards Circulation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He has held several academic appointments including clinical outcomes research and professor at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Byrne holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Davis, Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University and Master of Business Administration from Emory University. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“John’s diverse experience as a physician leader in several world-renounced organization positions him nicely to lead Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s clinical agenda,” said Stephen K. Jones, Chief Executive Officer for Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.