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Naomi Nomizu, MD Named Backus Hospitalist Chief

June 19, 2014

Naomi Nomizu, MD, has been named the new chief of the Backus Hospitalist program.

Doctor Nomizu began working as a full-time hospitalist in 2009 and was named associate chief hospitalist in 2010.  She earned her medical degree from the Brown University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Miriam Hospital in Providence.

“Doctor Nomizu combines an excellent clinical acumen coupled with administrative experience; both key ingredients for success in operations, quality assurance and leadership. While several of the applicants possessed these attributes, Dr Nomizu demonstrated the proper balance,” said Backus Medical Director Robert Sidman, MD, FACEP, CPE.

Backus Hospital Chief of Emergency Services Nader Bahadory, DO, FACEP, says Doctor Nomizu is a perfect fit for the job.

“I have known Dr. Nomizu since she started working at Backus. Dr. Nomizu is well respected among her colleagues for her integrity, attention to detail, and medical knowledge. She will be an asset to our institution. I am proud to see her grow as a team leader at Backus,” said Bahadory.

Maria Goral, MD, a hospitalist at Backus since 2009, has been named the programs new associate chief.

“It was a lengthy process that saw one dozen resumes, five candidates and two rounds of interviews. I am confident the leadership team selected will help us enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients,” Sidman says.