Robert M. Insoft, MD, of Boston, has recently been named senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. A neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Insoft most recently served as the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neonatal Respiratory Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he was also the quality officer in the NICU.
Dr. Insoft is an academic pediatrician and neonatologist whose time has been divided among patient care, clinical research, health policy, quality improvement, administration and teaching. As senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness, he will provide a physician’s knowledge and perspective to the administrative team, particularly in the areas of quality improvement, safety and clinical outcomes, clinical informatics, risk management, infection control and utilization review.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Insoft to Women & Infants Hospital. He brings to this job a track record of success that will help us continue to ensure that we remain the recognized leader in health care for women and newborns,” said Mark Marcantano, president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Insoft completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, fellowships in neonatal-perinatal medicine and intensive care transport in the Department of Pediatrics and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a scholar from the Brigham Leadership Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Business School.
“I am pleased to have had numerous opportunities to build programs, teach, investigate, lead, and collaborate. I have mentored numerous students, colleagues and staff who hopefully have benefitted from my experience in and love for newborn medicine, pediatrics, quality improvement, and inter- and intra-facility transport,” said Dr. Insoft. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me, and I am so excited to be joining Women & Infants’ team.”
Across his career, Dr. Insoft has had the opportunity to contribute to the field of critical care transport and has taught nationally and internationally in this area. He has led the Section of Transport Medicine (SOTM) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and was the senior author on the AAP-sponsored Consensus Statement on Pediatric Transport, published in 2013 in Pediatrics.