Dr. Gary Little, 44, has been named vice president and chief medical officer of Carolinas Medical Center, according to Carolinas HealthCare System. His appointment was effective Feb. 29 but was made public last week.
In his new role, Little will have responsibility for CMC medical staff initiatives, including oversight of quality and patient safety. He replaces Dr. Matthew Hanley, who is now chief medical officer of the Metro Group, which includes CMC and about 10 other Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals in Greater Charlotte.
Prior to moving to Charlotte, Little had been medical director for George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. and chairman of emergency medicine at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland.
Little graduated from Occidental College and Harvard Medical School and completed residency in emergency medicine at George Washington University, where he also got a master’s degree in business administration. He is married and has two children.