Versiti Announces Appointment of Dr. Barbara Bryant as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Versiti, Inc., a national leader in blood health innovation, has named Dr. Barbara Bryant as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. As part of Versiti’s executive leadership team, Dr. Bryant will lead the organization’s Medical Sciences Institute (MSI).
Dr. Bryant is returning to Versiti, where she previously held the position of Vice President of Transfusion Medicine. She will reunite Versiti's brand differentiating MSI service line under a cohesive leadership structure.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bryant back to Versiti to lead the Medical Sciences Institute,” said Chris Miskel, president and CEO of Versiti. “She is an exceptional leader whose national stature and proven experience will help to further Versiti’s mission to improve patient outcomes, advance the field of personalized medicine, and strengthen the health of communities everywhere.”
Prior to rejoining Versiti, Dr. Bryant was the Chief of the Department of Transfusion Medicine and the Center for Cellular Engineering at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While at the NIH, she served on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability and the Public Health Service Blood, Organ, and Tissue Senior Executive Council. She is a previous member of the Food and Drug Administration's Blood Products Advisory Committee and AABB Board of Directors. Dr. Bryant has also served as president of the South Central Association of Blood Banks.
“I am excited to return to Versiti to lead the Medical Sciences Institute,” said Dr. Barbara Bryant, EVP, and chief medical officer, Versiti. “I look forward to working closely with the team to further our goal of providing a vast array of basic science, diagnostics and clinical expertise to the communities we serve locally, nationally and internationally."
Dr. Bryant received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and LSU Medical Center. She was a blood bank medical technologist and specialist in blood banking for 17 years before attending medical school, where she earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch.
Versiti, headquartered in Milwaukee, has more than 2,000 employees at its locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. For more information visit Versiti.org.
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Versiti, a national leader in blood health innovation, was formed with the mission to improve the health of patients and enable the success of our healthcare partners nationally. We provide innovative, value-added solutions in the fields of transfusion medicine, transplantation, and blood-related diseases to meet the needs of each of our customers. The collective efforts across Versiti result in improved patient outcomes, expanded access to care, and cost efficiencies for healthcare systems nationwide. For more information, visit versiti.org.