New leadership at YNHHS

Yale New Haven Health System announces the following leadership changes.

Rogerio Lilenbaum 

Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD


Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD, has been named chief medical integration officer of Ambulatory Services for Yale New Haven Health, Northeast Medical Group and Yale Medicine. In this new position, he will partner with the health system, Yale Medicine and service-line leadership to create and deploy common practice standards and a single signature of care, including a common clinical patient experience, across all ambulatory practice sites. Dr. Lilenbaum served most recently as Smilow Cancer Hospital chief medical officer and is a professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at Yale School of Medicine. Before joining Yale New Haven Health, he was chairman of the Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, and held academic appointments at the University of Miami. Dr. Lilenbaum earned his medical degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and his MS in clinical epidemiology/clinical investigation from Harvard University. He completed a clinical fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine and a clinical research fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of San Diego Medical Center.

Schulam 

Peter Schulam, MD, PhD


Peter Schulam, MD, PhD, has been named chief innovation and transformation officer, Yale New Haven Health System. In this new role, he will help develop and coordinate clinical relationships with YNHHS delivery networks and selected affiliate hospitals. These relationships may take different forms, such as telemedicine programs and Yale Medicine specialists and services throughout the region. In addition to his new role, Dr. Schulam will continue as chief of Urology, Yale New Haven Hospital; chair of Urology, Yale Medicine; and faculty director, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, Yale University. Before joining Yale New Haven in 2012, he held a number of leadership positions at UCLA, including chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Urology, surgical director of the Living Kidney Donor Program and vice- chair of Urology. Dr. Schulam earned his medical degree and PhD in immunology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed residency and fellowship training in surgery and urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Steven Choi 

Steven Choi, MD


Steven Choi, MD, currently with Montifore Health System, has accepted the position of chief quality officer for Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health, effective September 4, 2018. In this new role, Dr. Choi will develop and oversee the implementation of a common safety and quality agenda across all inpatient and ambulatory Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health practice sites.

Dr. Choi comes to New Haven via the Montifore Health System – an academic health system comprised of 11 hospitals and over 180 ambulatory locations across Westchester County and the Hudson Valley and academic affiliations with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore School of Nursing. He currently serves as assistant vice-president, Montefiore Health System; performance improvement director, Montefiore Network; and executive director, Montefiore Institute for Performance Improvement. In his role at Montefiore, he has been instrumental in the development of an integrated comprehensive performance improvement plan for the health system and improved performance against publicly reported quality indicators. Dr. Choi obtained his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completed pediatric residency training at Columbia University/Babies and Children’s Hospital of New York and a critical care fellowship at University of Southern California School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Kyle Ballou 

Kyle Ballou, Esq.


Kyle Ballou, Esq., has been promoted to vice president, Community and Government Relations, Yale New Haven Health System. She had previously served as executive director of the department, which supports local, state and federal legislative relations and community partnerships. Her community relations leadership helped Yale New Haven Hospital win the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. Before joining Yale New Haven in 1997, Ballou served as associate general counsel for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, general counsel for the Connecticut State Medical Society and vice president of public policy for Fleet Bank. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she earned her JD degree from the University of Connecticut.