Dr. Gene E. Green will be the new president of Suburban Hospital (8600 Old Georgetown Rd.) taking over the position from Brian Gragnolati.
Green, who serves as the chief medical officer for the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians network, was chosen for his experience in “community-based medicine,” Suburban Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Doherty said in a statement.
Gragnolati will become the senior vice president for the Johns Hopkins Health System, which includes primary care physician offices and six area hospitals including Suburban.
“Suburban Hospital will benefit from Gene’s experience as an effective relationship builder and communicator,” Gragnolati said in a statement. “His knowledge of Johns Hopkins Medicine will be extremely effective in facilitating and accelerating our clinical integration efforts with other parts of the Hopkins system.”
Suburban has been Bethesda’s primary hospital facility since 1943 and cites its affiliation to the National Institutes of Health (NIH is located directly across Old Georgetown Road) with helping to bring about advanced treatment of strokes, heart attacks and other conditions.
Green joined Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in 2003. Before entering medical school, he worked as a paramedic and businessman in Virginia.