CVMC hires new chief medical officer

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Tue, 10/12/2021 - 10:30am -- Denise Sortor

Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) announced the hire of a new Chief Medical Officer, Nejat Zeyneloglu, MD, MBA, FHM following an extensive national search.

Zeyneloglu has held various leadership positions for more than a decade, most recently as department chair of medicine at Woodhull Medical Center, a 323-bed community teaching hospital in Brooklyn.

At Woodhull, he managed all aspects of pandemic response including infection control, PPE allocation, surge planning and staffing. He also implemented new telemedicine workflows for all medical service lines, led implementation of the Epic electronic medical system in his department and achieved improvements in health and quality metrics during his tenure.

With specific interests in quality, safety and performance improvement, Zeyneloglu completed a quality and safety fellowship by the Greater New York Hospital Association/United Hospital Fund in 2014 and graduated from Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA program in 2016.

“Dr. Zeyneloglu has an excellent track record of implementing innovative programs that enhance quality outcomes and safety for patients and staff,” said CVMC President and COO Anna Tempesta Noonan. “We’re thrilled to have Nejat join our senior leadership team.”

Zeyneloglu earned his medical degree from Ege University School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey, and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Yale University/Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

“I’m excited to join the Central Vermont community and the CVMC team,” said Zeyneloglu. “I’m truly impressed with CVMC’s dedication to the community and the innovation happening here.”

About Central Vermont Medical Center

Central Vermont Medical Center is the non-for-profit primary health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in the 26 communities of Central Vermont. We provide 24-hour emergency care, with a full spectrum of inpatient (licensed for 122 beds) and outpatient services along with our 153-bed skilled nursing facility Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing. Our professional staff includes over 200 physicians and 70 advanced practice providers representing 25 medical specialties.

Central Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network, an integrated system established to deliver high-quality academic medicine to every community we serve. For more information, visit