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Stony Brook Medicine Names New Assistant Dean for Ambulatory Operations

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Richard Bias, Assistant Dean and Chief Operating Officer,  Ambulatory Operations, Stony Brook Medicine. 

Stony Brook Medicine Names New Assistant Dean for Ambulatory Operations

New Position Brings Richard Bias to Long Island’s Premier Academic Medical Center

STONY BROOK, NY, October 22, 2015 – Richard Bias has been named Assistant Dean and Chief Operating Officer for Ambulatory Operations at Stony Brook Medicine. The announcement was made by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior VP, Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine; and Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, and Associate Dean, Ambulatory Operations. Bias arrived on campus on October 1.

In this newly created position, Bias will be the senior executive responsible for leading all of Stony Brook Medicine’s ambulatory operations. He will work closely with Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Medicine leadership, as well as with the Clinical Chairs, to develop and implement a comprehensive ambulatory strategy that will support the mission and goals of Stony Brook Medicine, including a marked expansion of services in both Western and Eastern Suffolk County. 

Bias joins Stony Brook Medicine from the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, where he served as Chief Operations Officer since 2012. In this role Bias was responsible for operations of the Clinic’s specialty ambulatory practices, and emergency and trauma services, which provided more than one million physician office visits annually. He also served as the executive lead for the system-wide Electronic Health Records implementation; applied group-wide systems and standards which improved both productivity and patient satisfaction, and significantly improved access. He served on the Massachusetts Hospital Association Finance Committee and the Board of Directors of the American College of Health Executives of Massachusetts, where he also served as treasurer.

Prior to his position at Lahey, Bias was Senior Vice President for Ambulatory and Network Services at Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health. Bias also held healthcare leadership positions at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

He earned a Masters in Health Administration from Duke University and his undergraduate degree from University of Louisville. 

 Local editor’s note: A native of Cincinnati area, Bias current resides in Coram, NY with his wife, Kay Gross.


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