Methodist Hospital Metropolitan recently announced the appointment of Dr. Suraj Maraj, MBA, as their new Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

“I am very excited to be joining the Metropolitan team,” Dr. Maraj shared. “I know that Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has created a strong bond with the community that it serves and has a very talented medical staff. This uniquely positions them to continue to bring world-class care to the downtown San Antonio area and beyond.”

Dr. Maraj joins the hospital after serving as CMO at Methodist Hospital Texsan since 2018. With a Master’s Degree of Business Administration in Healthcare, Dr. Maraj has over 11 years of experience in healthcare. In the beginning of his career, Dr. Maraj worked at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center as the Clinical Cardiologist and Director of the Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Department. He then served at the Valley Coastal VA as Clinical Cardiologist and Cardiology Section Chief. Before joining Methodist Healthcare, he worked at R1 (Accretive Health) as the Physician Advisor and Manager.

During his time at Methodist Hospital Texsan, Dr. Maraj partnered with clinical staff to help set up a Heart Team process for reviewing potential cardiovascular surgical procedures. This resulted in the hospital earning the highest 3-star rating in 2021 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for quality outcomes in coronary artery bypass surgery.

His focus on quality outcomes and a multidisciplinary team approach resulted in consistently low morbidity and complication rates. Additionally, Dr. Maraj was key in creating hospital infection control processes when Methodist Hospital Texsan received the first COVID-19 patient in Texas in 2020, and he led continual quality and safety improvement, leading the hospital to five consecutive Grade A safety ratings for patient safety and quality.

"We are very excited to welcome Dr. Maraj to our team,” said Greg Seiler, Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. "We know his medical expertise and leadership experience will be a great fit for this role and our hospital. We look forward to Dr. Maraj helping us continue our reputation of great service to our community.”

Dr. Maraj will begin at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan on May 2, 2022.