Stephen Rimar, M.D., HS ’83-87, vice chair for finance and administration in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been appointed medical director of the Yale Faculty Practice, the organization that manages the clinical activities of more than 650 Yale physicians.
Rimar, a 1977 graduate of Yale College who received his medical degree from George Washington University, is board certified in pediatrics and anesthesiology and was chief resident of the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Yale before joining the faculty in 1988. He founded the section of pediatric anesthesia and was the first medical director of the pediatric surgery center. He has taken an active leadership role in a range of Faculty Practice initiatives including credentialing, finance, marketing, compliance and telemedicine.
According to David J. Leffell, M.D., HS ’84-87, director the Yale Faculty Practice and associate dean for clinical affairs, Rimar’s appointment is a major step forward for the practice. “Dr. Rimar is a highly skilled administrator, clinically active physician, and strong leader who will help guide our academic physician organization,” he said in making the appointment.
The Faculty Practice is the group practice of the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine, who provide care in a broad range of specialties. As medical director, Rimar hopes to make physicians more familiar with the business side of running a practice.
According to Leffell, Rimar is responsible for the implementation of the practice standards that were developed to ensure a uniformity of service in all Faculty Practice departments. He also directs the Management Course for Physicians, which was designed to cultivate physician leaders and managers within the school and practice, and recently graduated 21 students in its first class.