Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tom Zweng takes over as Novant Health's chief medical officer



Dr. Tom Zweng, a longtime Charlotte surgeon, has assumed the role of chief medical officer for Novant Health, replacing Dr. Stephen Wallenhaupt, who moved to a part-time role after seven years as chief medical officer and more than 20 years with Novant.

Zweng

Wallenhaupt

Zweng, 58, served as senior vice president of medical affairs for Novant Health’s Greater Charlotte market for the past seven years. A graduate of the University of California at Davis and UCLA medical school, did his surgery residency at the University of Michigan.

From 1990 to 1995, he was assistant professor of surgery at University of Kentucky Medical School where he developed the laparoscopic program for general surgery. He then moved to Charlotte, where he practiced with Surgical Specialists of Charlotte for 11 years and also served as chief of general surgery for Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

Wallenhaupt, 62, will focus his efforts on roll-out of electronic medical records across the hospital system.

Winston-Salem-based Novant operates four hospitals in Mecklenburg County -- Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte Orthopaedic Hospital,  Huntersville Medical Center and Matthews Medical Center.

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