CHAPPAQUA – CareMount Medical has announced the appointment of Dr. Richard Morel as the medical group’s new Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Morel will be responsible for managing CareMount Medical’s physician operations in Putnam, Dutchess and Ulster Counties, as well as group-wide initiatives.
“I am delighted to join the premier medical group in the northeast and a group of physicians who continue to advance the delivery of healthcare,” said Dr. Richard Morel, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at CareMount Medical. “I am looking forward to working on operational management of clinical services, recruitment and retention, as well as assist with the implementation of strategic programs that secure CareMount Medical’s position as a leading provider of healthcare.”
Dr. Morel has a comprehensive management background in all aspects of clinical, operational, financial, risk and strategic matters. Prior to joining CareMount Medical, Dr. Morel was the Co-Medical Director and Vice President of WestMed in Purchase, NY, where he was responsible for overseeing physicians across the group. From 1998 to 2008, he served as Medical Director for Columbia Presbyterian Riverdale.
“Dr. Richard Morel is an excellent clinician, and is well-respected by his colleagues and patients,” said Scott D. Hayworth, M.D., President and CEO at CareMount Medical. “Rich’s years of experience in medical group management will enhance CareMount’s ability to manage physician operations, while fulfilling our mission of providing the highest standard of comprehensive medical care in a patient-centered and compassionate environment.”
Dr. Morel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry. After receiving his Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his postgraduate training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received a Master of Medical Management Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Physician Executives.