Calderwood, Huntington named to leadership positions at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Photo of Drs. Calderwood & Huntington
L-R: Michael S. Calderwood, MD, MPH, Jonathan T. Huntington, MD, PhD, MPH

Two long-time Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians have been promoted to leadership positions at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon.

Michael S. Calderwood, MD, MPH, has been named Chief Quality Officer at DHMC, and Jonathan T. Huntington, MD, PhD, MPH, has been named Chief Medical Officer for the academic medical center.

Calderwood has served, since 2019, as the associate chief quality officer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H). In this new position, some of his responsibilities will include management and oversight of the integration of safety, quality, patient experience and value/process improvement activities.

Calderwood is an active clinician in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He has been actively engaged over the past year in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) system response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has served as the regional hospital epidemiologist for the D-HH system, as the medical co-director of the Collaborative Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention (CHIP) team. He is also one of the leaders of the DHMC Comprehensive Antimicrobial Program.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2005 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the combined Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Program in Boston. He also holds a masters of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Huntington has been serving since April, 2020, as the acting chief medical officer for DHMC. He is responsible for clinical and physician-related responsibilities specific to the academic medical center.

In Huntington’s D-H career, he has served as the 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 the Geisel School, and was the assistant director of the National Chief Residency in Quality and Patient Safety Program for the Veteran’s Health Administration.

He currently serves on the D-H Board of Trustees and 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.

He is a 2007 graduate of the combined MD/PhD program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at DHMC in 2010 and earned a master’s 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. He is currently an assistant professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine; he works clinically as a hospitalist and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-HH provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-HH system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.