MTSA welcomes new trustees

MTSA has welcomed three new trustees to its Board.

Kenneth Holroyd, MD, MBA, is Medical Director for the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and also holds appointments as Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine. Joining Vanderbilt University in 2005, Ken is on the Board of Directors of Cumberland Emerging Technologies and The Human Vaccines Project, while previously serving on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), Acuitec, digiChart, and Friends in Global Health. He is past Co-Chair of the Public-Private Partnership Committee of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. At Vanderbilt, his clinical practice of medicine is in Anesthesiology. Ken was in the biopharmaceutical industry for seven years, at Magainin Pharmaceuticals and Genaera Corporation, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and at Johns Hopkins University, where his research interests included the genetics and molecular biology of asthma. Ken received his residency training in internal medicine and in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and University, and in pulmonary medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Johns Hopkins University awarded him the M.D. degree in 1984.

Nicholas Howald is Chief Operating Officer at TriStar Skyline Medical Center. He came to TriStar Skyline from sister facility TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, where he served as COO for two years. He oversees operations at the 278-bed hospital and related care areas serving communities in and around Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Nick has seven years of increasing responsibility with HCA, starting as an administrative intern at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, then as an administrative resident and later as associate administrator at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. He also spent a period of time serving as the interim executive for the TriStar Transfer Center. Nick is originally from Iowa and earned his Bachelors of Arts, Masters in Health Administration and Policy, and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. In Hendersonville, he has served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce in Hendersonville and graduated from Leadership Sumner. Nick and his wife, Rachel, live in Hendersonville.

Paul Mazzoni, MD, is Managing Partner at Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (CVA). Originally from New York City, he attended Tulane University for both undergrad and medical school. His anesthesiology residency and cardiac fellowship were done at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He began his career at Cardiovascular Anesthesiology PC at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville in 1984 and has been practicing there ever since. In his current practice he performs anesthesia for cardiac, neurosurgical and general cases about one third of the time each. He continues to keep a full clinical load and has been the managing partner of the group for the past 17 years, responsible for business operations.

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