Saint Francis Names Ob/Gyn Chairman

John F. Rodis, M.D. New Chief  

(Hartford, Conn. June 27, 2011) – John F. Rodis, M.D., of Farmington, has been named Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Women’s and Children’s Health Services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Rodis most recently served as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Stamford Health System, where he previously held the position of Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to that he was associated with the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director, a member of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Director of Perinatal Genetics. He also held the rank of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Rodis received his medical degree from then Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. He served as an intern and resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Patterson, N.J. He also served as a fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center/Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and a fellow in clinical genetics at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Rodis currently holds an appointment as a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and chairs the Chief Medical Officer Committee of the New York Presbyterian Health System. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and a member of the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Rodis is also an active member of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and serves on its Chief Medical Officer’s Committee, the Committee on Patient Safety and Quality, and the Committee on Regulatory Affairs. He has also chaired the CHA’s Task Force to Reduce Cesarean Births. He is the author or co-author of 105 papers published in peer-reviewed professional journals.

“Dr. Rodis’ appointment represents a homecoming. Very early in his career, he was assigned to Saint Francis as a UConn fellow in maternal-fetal medicine. We look forward to the return of the experience, leadership and drive that he will bring to his new responsibilities,” said Christopher M. Dadlez, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets. It is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.

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