Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for transforming health care delivery to patients and communities, Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH is the newest member of Atlantic Health System’s leadership team. As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Romm will build relationships with local and national innovation partners and further the system’s research profile.  Dr. Romm will work with Atlantic Health System’s almost 17,000 team members and 4,800 physicians to find new ways to improve access to affordable health care, including the latest clinical advancements.

“As the leader of our innovation journey, Dr. Romm will continue to foster and grow the culture of inquiry that lives throughout Atlantic Health System,” said Amy Perry, CEO Hospital Division, SVP, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System. “Dr. Romm brings a wealth of diverse experience as a practicing physician, entrepreneur, and transformative business leader. She has a long history of partnering with some of the most prestigious health systems in the country to help transform the delivery of health care.  Dr. Romm’s addition to our team will enhance Atlantic Health System’s industry-changing efforts to make patient care safer, higher quality, and less costly.”

Dr. Romm firmly believes that the patient-centered focus of health systems makes them vital leaders when it comes to innovation in healthcare. She is eager to leverage her past as a clinician and as an entrepreneur to further build and support Atlantic Health System’s Innovation and Research strategies.

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“As a physician, I see firsthand how people’s lives are affected by decisions made throughout the health care system. To take the best care of our patients and our community, we must challenge the status quo and work internally and externally to find the transformative leaps forward while always keeping the patient at the center of our vision,” said Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, Atlantic Health System. “The strong spirit of innovation is what attracted me to Atlantic Health System, and I look forward to bringing my experience as a clinician entrepreneur to our work finding, building, and partnering with the most innovative companies in health care to help us take those leaps.”

Before joining Atlantic Health System, Dr. Romm was with American Well, the largest video-based telemedicine company in the US, where she served as Vice President of Clinical Transformation. Prior to this, Dr. Romm embraced her entrepreneurial spirit by founding and growing her own business, MilkOnTap, the nation’s first telehealth company focusing on the needs of nursing mothers and lactation support.

Dr. Romm is a board-certified pediatrician and practiced medicine for nearly a decade and served in a variety of clinical leadership roles throughout her residency and as a hospitalist. She also holds a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University. Dr. Romm is an avid author and speaker in the areas of healthcare, technology, and health IT policy, with articles published in NEJM Catalyst, Forbes, KevinMD, and Huffington Post and named as one of FierceHealthCare’s 8 Influential Women Reshaping Health IT.