Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare names Chief Academic Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare names Chief Academic Officer

Robin Womeodu, MD

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has named Robin Womeodu, MD, senior vice president and chief academic officer to lead the healthcare system's office of Medical Education and Academic Affairs. She will strengthen academic partnerships, as well as medical student, residency and fellowship programs. Womeodu currently serves as chief medical officer for Methodist University Hospital.

With a focus on delivering the highest quality of care to patients, Womeodu will collaborate with institutions of higher learning and community stakeholders to develop and implement strategic educational plans to foster learning opportunities in a variety of medical professional disciplines, including physicians. She also will lead system-wide research initiatives, including clinical trials.

Womeodu also will oversee the organization's collaboration with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis and Meharry Medical College to expand statewide education, training and research opportunities for medical trainees including medical students and residents.

Since joining MLH in 2005, Womeodu has led efforts to reach top decile compliance in quality and safety improvements. She also implemented interdisciplinary stroke teams representing case management, pharmacy, nutrition and rehabilitation to decrease the length of hospital inpatient stays and improve patient outcomes. Womeodu also advises Methodist's Congregational Health Network and supports community outreach efforts to provide chronic disease management to residents in the high-risk 38109 zip code.

Womeodu holds a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and medical degree from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis.