Chief Medical Officer for DHMC
Dr. Jonathan Huntington was named Chief Medical Officer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in February 2021. Dr. Huntington is a 2007 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School's [now The Geisel School of Medicine] combined MD/PhD program. He completed his residency in internal medicine at DHMC in 2010 and earned a Masters of Public Health in 2012 from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice as a part of DHMC's Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Huntington is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and works clinically as a hospitalist. Dr. Huntington had previously been named the Acting Chief Medical officer for DHMC in April 2020.
Dr. Huntington is responsible for clinical and physician-related responsibilities specific to the academic medical center and leads efforts in overseeing and coordinating, in partnership with the Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Operations, cross-disciplinary hospital functions, as well as applying system policies related to physicians at the medical center. As a co-leader of D-H's Throughput Access for Patients Project (TAPP), he has been instrumental in the continued efforts to maximize efficiency and throughput in the medical center and, most importantly, ensuring that exceptional service is provided to our patients. In addition, he manages accreditation issues with the Chief Quality Officer, and maintains and updates professional staff bylaws/rules and regulations.
In September of 2019, Dr. Huntington was appointed DHMC's Associate Chief Medical Officer. In that role, he was lead physician for the D-H Transfer Center, responsible to provide leadership and oversight for the DHMC inpatient clinical enterprise. He led the team of inpatient unit medical directors in support of initiatives to improve patient care and implement innovative approaches to managing patient flow and capacity with a specific emphasis on achieving the D-H strategic goal for reduction of length of stay.
In addition to his clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Huntington has an avid interest in inter-professional education with a specific focus on quality improvement and patient safety. In his D-H career, he has served as Medical Director for the Patient Flow Command Center, the Transfer Center, Medical Specialties and the Intermediate Special Care Unit. He also served as the Coordinator of Interprofessional Education at Geisel, and was the Assistant Director of the National Chief Residency in Quality and Patient Safety program for the Veteran’s Health Administration.
Huntington currently serves on the D-H Board of Governors and is a member of the System Capacity Committee, the System Credentialing Committee, and the Access, Capacity, and Transfers (ACT) Committee.
Dr. Huntington has lived in the Upper Valley since 1997 and when not at work, loves hiking, skiing and paddling with his wife and two children.