Physician Michael G. Wilson has been appointed chief medical officer at Auburn Community Hospital. Wilson joined the staff of the hospital in May 2020. Wilson is a surgeon at Auburn Orthopaedic Specialists concentrating on general orthopedic patients with an emphasis on traumatic injuries and complete care for foot and ankle issues.
He succeeds physician Paul Fu, who has accepted a new role at a medical facility outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Wilson is a native Californian, completing medical and residency training at University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Medical Center. He moved his family to Boston where he completed a fellowship in adult orthopedic reconstruction at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Wilson served as chief of orthopedic surgery at the West Roxbury Veteran’s Hospital and the Faulkner Hospital in Boston. As assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, he founded the Harvard fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery in 1995 and trained dozens of fellows and hundreds of Harvard residents in foot and ankle surgery.
Prior to coming to Auburn Community Hospital in May 2020, Wilson spent eight years as the chairman of the surgery governance committee at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.
The chief medical officer is responsible for overseeing the medical operation of a hospital, ensuring the staff and patients are properly cared for. The chief medical officer provides an integrating force linking all aspects of hospital care including: quality and safety, credentialing, physician practice evaluation, serving as a mediator between administration and staff, examining clinical operations in search of ways to improve their efficiency and recruiting new medical staff to the organization and fostering their growth.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wilson as our new chief medical officer,” said Scott Berlucchi, president & CEO of Auburn Community Hospital. “Dr. Wilson not only has excellent clinical skills as an orthopedic surgeon, but has excellent management experience.”