ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, August, 2020 – Northside Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Tom Zweng as the new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Zweng is an accomplished hands-on physician executive with 14 years of progressive leadership experience. He was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Top Hospital & Healthcare CMOs to Know” from 2016-2018.
Dr. Zweng is a board-certified general surgeon, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History with honors from UC Davis and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Michigan.
He was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical School and developed the laparoscopic general surgery program for the university. He then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and joined a private practice surgical group, eventually becoming the Chief of General Surgery for a tertiary care hospital. After ten years of practice, he was approached by hospital administration and accepted the VP of Medical Affairs position for Novant Health’s Charlotte market and it’s 5 hospitals. After 8 years, he was promoted to EVP and Chief Medical Officer for all of Novant Health- anintegrated healthcare system, with 13 hospitals, overseeing quality, safety, research, pharmacy, clinical informatics and supporting 3500 providers, while reporting to the CEO of the system.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Zweng to Northside as our Chief Medical Officer,” said Valerie Powell-Stafford, Chief Executive Officer, Northside Hospital. “His vast experience in medical leadership will be an incredible asset to our team as Northside Hospital continues to demonstrate clinical excellence and provide exceptional care to those we are privileged to serve in our community.”
Dr. Zweng’s first day at Northside Hospital was Monday, August 24.