Dr. Brandon Mauldin, an academic hospitalist at Tulane Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, will also serve as Tulane Health System's chief medical officer.

Dr. Mauldin will maintain his clinical and academic responsibilities while also providing physician leadership and input into quality and safety initiatives at Tulane Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital.

Dr. Mauldin said he is passionate about patient safety and quality improvement. "My initial interest in medicine was epidemiology and population health before my love of patient care brought me back to the bedside," he said. "I'm excited about the opportunity to combine those interests in a role that allows me to interact with individual patients as well as have an impact on our patient population as a whole.

Dr. Mauldin received his medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine, as well as a master's of health science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.