Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Raghava Nagaraj, MBBS, MPH
As Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Lexington Medical Center (LMC), Dr. Raghava Nagaraj, MBBS, MPH, provides physician leadership and oversight for quality, patient safety and service across inpatient and ambulatory operations, regulatory compliance, risk management, and continuing medical staff education, as well as contribute to the hospital’s strategic development, overall financial targets, clinical informatics implementation and compliance.
In the role of CMO, Dr. Nagaraj serves as the liaison between Lexington Medical Center and main campus executive offices and medical staff. Dr. Nagaraj is the primary physician liaison with hospital-based, contracted and community physician groups.
In addition to his duties as CMO, Dr. Nagaraj will continue to serve as Medical Director of Hospitalist Medicine at Lexington Medical Center, a position he has held since 2010. In that role, he led the integration of Wake Forest Hospitalist Medicine at LMC and has championed quality, safety and patient- and family-centered care initiatives.
Dr. Nagaraj earned his medical degree from JSS Medical College-Mysore, India, completed his residency at SUNY-Buffalo School of Medicine, and obtained his MPH from the Texas A&M University School of Rural Public Health.