Miriam appoints Roye senior VP of medical affairs, chief medical officer

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital, a Lifespan facility, announced the appointment of Dr. G. Dean Roye, a veteran surgeon at the hospital, as senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, effective Aug. 7.

Roye joined Lifespan in 2000 as an attending surgeon for Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals, with a specialty in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. For the past four years, he has served as director of general surgery for the hospital; previously, he was director of Rhode Island Hospital’s bariatric surgery program.

“During his many years with Lifespan, Dr. Roye has earned a sterling reputation, both as a superb surgeon and an effective, well-respected leader,” Arthur Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital, said in the hospital’s statement. “While Dr. Roye will have less time to practice his outstanding surgical skills, The Miriam is fortunate to have him move up to such a vital position and to play a key role in preserving The Miriam’s reputation for delivering high-quality, compassionate care.”

A graduate of the University of Miami Medical School, Roye completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama and his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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During his career, he has trained future generations of medical practitioners and earned the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of surgery, and The Miriam Hospital’s Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award. He is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor in Bryant University’s physician-assistant program.

“I’m honored to be appointed as The Miriam’s new chief medical officer,” Roye said in the statement. “My clinical experience as a surgeon and my administrative experience as the director of surgery will add value to my role as the chief medical officer. I’ll have a seat at the table and be able to weigh in on systemwide solutions to problems and move things in a direction that I think are helpful.”

Roye, a resident of Cranston, added that surgery is “in my DNA” and hopes to continue to perform surgeries in his new role. Roye succeeds Dr. William Corwin, who served as Miriam’s chief medical officer from 2008 to 2013 and again, on an interim basis, since 2016. Corwin has retired from Lifespan.

Nancy Kirsch is a PBN contributing writer.