Douglas A. Ross, MD, FACS
Chairperson and Clinical Vice President, Surgical Services and Critical Care; Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Douglas A. Ross, MD, FACS, is chairperson and clinical vice president of Surgical Services and Critical Care at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Ross also serves as chief medical informatics officer for St. Vincent’s, and professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.
After joining St. Vincent’s in 2008, Dr. Ross was appointed chairman of surgery and clinical vice president. An experienced otolaryngologist and surgeon, Dr. Ross is world-renown for his surgical techniques in head and neck cancer surgery, sinus and microvascular surgery and reconstruction.
While at St. Vincent’s, Dr. Ross has led the development of an active multidisciplinary and comprehensive head and neck oncology program. His continuous pursuit of innovative technology makes him a highly honored leader in the field of otolaryngology, having been recognized by Best Doctors in America® for the past fifteen years and by Connecticut Magazine as one of its Best ENT Doctors. He has also been honored by numerous societies of his specialty, and in 2009 received the Consumer Research Council of America’s Top Surgeons Award in Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Ross has also served as executive sponsor for the information technology at St. Vincent’s, and is responsible for oversight of the OneChart medical records integration. In his role as chief medical informatics officer, Dr. Ross leads the efforts to create the optimal technologic environment which will enable St. Vincent’s to lead the transformation of healthcare delivery in our region.
Prior to coming to St. Vincent’s, Dr. Ross served as vice chief and program director in otolaryngology at Yale- New Haven Medical Center, and as a professor in the otolaryngology section of the department of surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ross graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University, and earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986. After completing his internship and residency in the department of surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Ross then served as chief resident in the division of head and neck surgery also at UCLA. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in head and neck reconstruction and microvascular surgery at UCLA in 1993.
A fellow of the American Academy of Otolarygology, Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ross is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society, the American College of Physician Executives and a number of other professional organizations. He is a past president of the Connecticut Otolaryngology/ENT Society.