FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Aswani Suthrave named Physician Advisor at Maryland General Hospital
(Baltimore, MD -November 1, 2010) Aswani Suthrave M.D., M.H.A., C.P.E. has been named Physician Advisor at Maryland General Hospital, a role in which he will work to enhance patient discharge processes and ensure effective partnership with all payers and regulatory agencies. While providing education to clinical staff on topics such as documentation of medical necessity, Dr. Suthrave will work directly with many clinicians on individual cases involving complex level of care and disposition management. He will also oversee the hospital's non-teaching physician assistant program, as well as the nocturnist program.
Prior to joining Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Suthrave worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare in Boston as a hospitalist and has been a member of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP). During the past four years while as a hospitalist, Dr. Suthrave provided management expertise through his involvement in various key hospital committees such as Credentials, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, and Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Suthrave earned his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College, India and completed his internal medicine residency at NYU Downtown Hospital, New York. He is certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and is an active member of American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
In 2003, Dr. Suthrave earned his master's degree in health administration (MHA) from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green KY. In 2009, he was awarded the status of Certified Physician Executive (CPE) by The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM), a nonprofit organization chartered by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).
"We are pleased to have Dr. Suthrave join Maryland General Hospital," said Dr. W. Eugene Egerton, Chief Medical Officer at Maryland General Hospital. "His experience and knowledge will greatly benefit our patients and the residents of the West Baltimore community."
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About Maryland General Hospital
Founded in 1881, Maryland General Hospital is a 213-bed urban community teaching hospital and part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the hospital provides healthcare in more than 30 specialties to approximately 110,000 patients annually through inpatient and outpatient care and free health screenings throughout the community.