New medical director appointed to physician group - March 31, 2014

Courtesy of the Times

GARY | Dr. Michael Linton has been appointed medical director of the Methodist Physicians Group.

Linton has been part of Methodist Hospitals more than 30 years, serving in various leadership roles, including chair and vice chair of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology and on a variety of medical staff committees.

Linton will continue part time in his medical practice while taking on the responsibilities as medical director of the group.

In his new role, Linton will collaborate with Jim Kirchner, vice president of physician integration, to support the continued growth and development of Methodist Physicians Group.

Linton will be instrumental in implementing clinical protocols, quality outcomes, data analysis and practice development.

He also will provide assistance to physicians with patient management, quality assurance, process improvement and medical education.

Linton, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

He attended medical school at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency at Boston City Hospital/Boston University.