Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant appointed Koji Nishimura, MD as the new chief medical officer (CMO). In this capacity, he will collaborate with physicians, nurses, administrators and staff to ensure the excellence of all quality, safety and health initiatives. He will also serve as the primary liaison between the medical staff and hospital.

Prior to joining Methodist Healthcare System, Dr. Nishimura worked for the Defense Health Agency, where he developed policies and programs to standardize care across the Military Health System worldwide. He also served our country in the United States Army for 34 years as an engineer and medical corps officer. Dr. Nishimura is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He has extensive experience in clinical, administrative, and leadership roles with the U.S. Army, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Defense, and a for-profit medical center, including many CEO and CMO roles.

“I am thrilled to welcome such a talented and experienced leader like Dr. Nishimura and know he will be a great asset to our team,” said Kevin Scoggin, chief executive officer of Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant.

Nishimura’s first day at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant was Monday, August 1, 2022.