Press Releases

June 06, 2018

Brigham Health Names New Chief Medical Officer

Sunny Eappen MD, MBA

Sunil “Sunny” Eappen, MD, MBA, has been named the new chief medical officer and senior vice president for Medical Affairs of Brigham Health, effective July 16, 2018. 

Eappen currently serves as chief medical officer and chair of Anesthesiology at Massachusetts Eye and EarMEEI, and associate professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he has served for nearly nine years.

“It is clear that Sunny’s devotion to exceptional patient care, combined with his extensive physician leadership experience and operational expertise, make him the best person for this vitally important role,” said Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, president of Brigham Health.

As chief medical officer and senior vice president for Medical Affairs, Eappen will further key initiatives in physician recruitment and retention, medical affairs and patient care, while implementing new clinical care delivery strategies to improve efficiency, financial outcomes and patient outcomes, working closely with Associate Chief Medical Officers Kathryn Britton, MD, and Chuck Morris, MD.

In this role, Eappen returns to Brigham Health, where he began in 1995 as an attending anesthesiologist and then later took on the roles of director of the HMS Anesthesia Medical Student Rotation and vice chairman of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Anesthesiology.

Eappen earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MD from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management.

Eappen succeeds Stanley W. Ashley, MD, who has served in the role since 2011.