CEO Message: February 2018

Dear Colleagues:

Belated wishes for a happy new year. I am pleased to announce two new leadership appointments to Northeast Medical Group and Yale New Haven Health.

Dr. Richard Goldstein will join NEMG on Feb. 19 as our new chief medical officer. Richard Goldstein, MD, PhD, MHCM, is the current president of Central Maine Medical Group, and CMO of Central Main Healthcare. Prior to his position in central Maine, Dr. Goldstein was vice dean of clinical affairs and endowed chair of surgical endocrinology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Goldstein received his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and obtained his Masters in Health Care Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. With the arrival of Dr. Goldstein, and in preparation of the next phase of his distinguished career, Dr. Arnold DoRosario, our current chief medical officer, will transition into the role of the chief population health officer, and will move into a part-time position as of May 2018. Dr. DoRosario joined NEMG in 2014 and has been a respected physician in the community for 35 yrs. He was a founding member and CMO of PriMed, LLC. He was instrumental in creating the ACO and launched several quality improvement initiatives, and enhanced clinical operations including development and oversight of the regional medical directors. To ensure continuity, Dr. DoRosario will work closely with Dr. Goldstein to ensure a smooth transition into the CMO role.

Dr. Craig Thorne will join YNHHS as the new chief medical director of occupational health. Dr. Thorne comes to us from Erickson Living in Baltimore, MD, where he was the vice president and medical director for employee health and well-being. In his most recent role, Dr. Thorne oversaw occupational health and wellness clinics serving over 14,000 employees in 19 locations throughout the U.S., in addition to having had responsibility for the self-insured health plans and the workers’ compensation program. With board certification in internal medicine and preventive medicine (and a focus on occupational and environmental medicine), Dr. Thorne began his medical education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he was granted a Bachelor of Medical Science degree and M.D. He went on to complete a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He completed his fellowship training and was the chief resident in occupational and environmental medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed internal medicine training and served as chief resident at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Thorne also received an M.B.A. in Medical Services Management from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Thorne will begin at Yale New Haven Health on Feb. 1 and will work in close collaboration with Jodie Boldrighini as they continue to strengthen the system-wide occupational health service line and enhance clinical practice throughout the department. He will report into Dr. Prathibha Varkey. All current occupational health medical directors and advanced practice clinicians, now part of NEMG, will report to Dr. Thorne.

Dr. Goldstein Dr. Thorne

(l-r): Richard Goldstein, MD and Craig Thorne, MD.


Please join me in welcoming Drs. Goldstein & Thorne.

Best wishes,

Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northeast Medical Group