Women & Infants Hospital Names Nejat Zeyneloglu, MD, MBA, FHM, Chief Medical Officer

(Providence, RI) - Nejat Zeyneloglu, MD, MBA, FHM, a physician executive with more than 10 years of proven leadership experience in community-based and tertiary-care healthcare systems will join Women & Infants Hospital as Chief Medical Officer the first week of March.


Dr. Zeyneloglu most recently served as Chief Medical Officer at the University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center where he led multiple performance improvement initiatives and achieved significant improvements in operational and financial KPIs. Prior to Central Vermont Medical Center, Dr. Zeyneloglu held various senior leadership positions, including as department chair of medicine and chief medical/quality officer at hospitals in New York.


Dr. 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.


With specific interests in quality, safety, and performance improvement, Dr. 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. He currently serves as a Mentor in the Columbia Business School Healthcare Management Alumni Mentor Program.


In his free time, Dr. Zeyneloglu enjoys cooking and traveling.

About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,700 deliveries per year. Women & Infants is a Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, a U.S. News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology, and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked number 11 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Medical Schools specialty ranking.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence in Perinatal Biology and in Reproductive Health by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence.  It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high-risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, Neonatal Research Network, and Pelvic Floors Disorders Network, as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group.