Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

By on November 4, 2018

San Bernardino County’s hospital, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), has announced the appointment of Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah as the hospital’s chief medical officer. He will oversee all medical services at the 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital located in Colton.

“Dr. Subbiah has superior experience in internal medicine, and a track record as a physician leader focused on improving quality and efficiency of a large health system,” said ARMC Director William Gilbert. “Combined with his passion for education these qualities support ARMC’s commitment as a learning organization and we are honored to have him join our dedicated team.”

Dr. Subbiah earned his medical degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital and he is board certified in Internal Medicine.  He has also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. Last year he authored “Effectiveness of Multiple Observation Units in Reducing Length of Stay,” which appeared in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. He has been a presenter at several medical conferences and special sessions.

Most recently he held several leadership roles at Christiana Care Health System, one of the country’s largest health care providers, located in Wilmington, Delaware. These positions have included serving as medical director of Patient Access and Flow, medical director of Care Management, senior physician advisor for Utilization Review, and clinical assistant professor/inpatient hospitalist.

His curriculum vitae also includes serving as director of Academic Programs for Crozer Hospitalists at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania and as attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the top-ranking hospitals in the United States.

ARMC offers a full range of services including a primary stroke center, regional burn center, level II trauma center, a behavioral health center and five primary care centers. The hospital also provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. The hospital is licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the County’s Board of Supervisors.