Experienced physician executive Steven D. Hanks, M.D., MMM, FACP, FFSMB, has joined St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) as chief medical officer, Acute Care Albany, and vice president, SPHP. His appointment was effective August 15.
Dr. Hanks joins SPHP from the Cerner Corporation, a global health care information technology company in Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as physician executive since 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Hanks spent more than a decade with Hartford Healthcare in Connecticut, most recently as vice president of medical affairs.
In his role at Hartford Healthcare, Dr. Hanks’ responsibilities included operations of The Hospital of Central Connecticut with campuses at New Britain General and Bradley Memorial, a 454-bed community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut; and MidState Medical Center, a 134-bed community hospital.
During his tenure in Hartford, Dr. Hanks also served as assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Hanks will succeed Robert Cella, M.D., who will to retire from SPHP in September.
Dr. Hanks holds a bachelor’s degree in neurosciences from the University of Rochester, where he also received his medical degree with Distinction in Research. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital.
During his early years in practice, Dr. Hanks earned a certificate in medical management from the American College of Physician Executives before going on to complete his master’s in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Hanks is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards.