WVU Medicine East names VP and chief medical officer


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Henry M. Kurban has been named vice president and chief medical officer for WVU Medicine East.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kurban to WVU Medicine East as part of our executive leadership team,” Anthony P. Zelenka, president and CEO, said in a news release making the announcement. “With his background in health care quality and population health, I am confident that he will bring a level of experience and leadership that will benefit our physicians, staff, and above all, our patients.”

WVU Medicine East includes Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, W.Va., and University Healthcare Physicians.

Kurban will also serve as vice dean of clinical affairs for the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Campus and associate chief medical officer for University Health Associates East.

Kurban comes to WVU Medicine from Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y., where he served as the medical director of performance improvement and associate chief medical information officer.

As chief medical officer for WVU Medicine East, Kurban will have operational oversight of multiple hospital departments including the medical staffs at both Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers.

Kurban received a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. He served a transitional year medicine internship at the Columbia-Bassett program at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y., and a residency in general preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from McGill University and a master’s degree in public bealth from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is board-certified in preventive medicine and holds a black belt in lean six sigma methodologies.