Office of the Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Russell Holman

Russell L. Holman, M.D., joined LifePoint Hospitals as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in February 2013. As CMO, Dr. Holman oversees LifePoint’s quality and clinical effectiveness, care management, disease management, patient safety and satisfaction, physician engagement, appropriateness of care and ancillary resource utilization. 

Prior to joining LifePoint, Dr. Holman served as chief clinical officer of Cogent HMG, where he served in executive leadership roles for eight years. Previously, he served as medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group & Clinics in Bloomington, Minn., and assistant director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Minnesota.

Among Dr. Holman’s professional accomplishments, in 1996 he founded one of the earliest hospitalist programs for Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.  In 2000, he created one of the nation’s first postgraduate Fellowship Programs in Hospital Medicine for HPMG&C.  In 2007, he co-authored and edited the textbook, Comprehensive Hospital Medicine

Dr. Holman graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is a Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), which in 2002 honored him with the Outstanding Service Award in Hospital Medicine and in 2011 appointed him one of only 10 Masters in Hospital Medicine in the U.S.