Judie Charlton, MD, chief medical officer for WVU Medicine, was recently named in Becker's Hospital Review as one of "100 hospital and health system CMOs to know | 2017."

Dr. Charlton, who began serving as chief medical officer in 2011, is WVU Medicine's primary physician executive and is responsible for the organization's clinical services. She also serves as vice dean for clinical affairs in the WVU School of Medicine and chief executive of University Health Associates, the physician practice plan.

Charlton is a 1981 graduate of the WVU School of Pharmacy and a 1985 graduate of the WVU School of Medicine. She completed postgraduate training at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, and WVU. She joined the faculty of the WVU Department of Ophthalmology in 1989 and served as chair from 2008-2011.

According to Becker’s, the 100 executives named were selected through an editorial review process and have proven they are leaders in their respective organizations, continuing to push the envelope and establish high standards for their facilities. The list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their hospitals and health systems' patient safety and quality initiatives. 

“Judie’s insight and vision are crucial to our leadership team and help shape many decisions and plans that affect the entire enterprise,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., West Virginia University Health System President and CEO, said. “Her experience as a physician and an administrator gives her a valuable perspective on many of the challenges the organization faces. The recognition from Becker’s is well deserved.”

"Becker’s Hospital Review” is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and it works to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices, and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of “Becker’s Hospital Review” reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs.