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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Novant Health has named Dr. Eric Eskioglu executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) effective Oct. 25. As CMO, Eskioglu will provide strategic clinical and cultural leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and patient-centered care across the Novant Health system. Eskioglu is a practicing vascular neurosurgeon and previously served as senior vice president of neurosciences for Novant Health.
“Since joining Novant Health in 2015, Eric has made a tremendous impact by building a world-class neurosciences program,” said Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “His leadership and vision has grown our program from 35 to 82 providers and ensured the certification of Charlotte’s first advanced comprehensive stroke center at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Eskioglu’s demonstrated commitment to quality and safety, in addition to his unwavering commitment to his patients, are an asset to our organization and I am pleased to have him join the executive team.”
Eskioglu will focus on strategy, quality, safety and care delivery in his new role.
“I am honored to take on this new role at Novant Health,” Eskioglu said. “Novant Health has a well-established track record of providing remarkable patient care in every dimension, every time. I look forward to helping us seamlessly deliver the highest-quality and most-efficient care to our patients across the entire Novant Health system.”
Eskioglu has a unique aerospace engineering background combined with his clinical neurosurgical experience. Prior to his career in medicine, Eskioglu was an aerospace engineer at AlliedSignal Aerospace Company and Boeing.
Before joining Novant Health, Eskioglu worked at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, Florida and served as a neurosurgeon physician executive at Health Management Associates. There he established the region’s first comprehensive stroke center. Eskioglu has also served as the medical director for endovascular/vascular neurosurgery with at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida. He began his neurosurgical career at Vanderbilt University medical school as an assistant professor of neurological surgery
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Eskioglu earned a bachelor’s of science in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona. He received his medical degree, with Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society honors, from the University of Kansas Medical School.
Eskioglu was the first inaugural Fellow at the National Institutes of Health with Pfizer Clinical Research Scholars program in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and an additional endovascular/vascular neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS). Eskioglu is widely published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals in the area of neurosurgery.