Jeffrey DiLisi, MD MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Virginia Hospital Center
Jeffrey DiLisi, MD MBA, is Virginia Hospital Center’s (VHC) senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO). He leads the clinical and quality initiatives that advance the Hospital’s mission to provide high-value healthcare in the community. He also oversees VHC’s resident and student education in affiliation with Georgetown University and MedStar Health. In addition, Dr. DiLisi has operational accountability for the Perioperative areas, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Labs, Pathology, and Radiology.
Under Dr. DiLisi’s leadership, VHC has been named a Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Group four of the past five years and has received 15 safety grades of “A” in a row. VHC has also been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for consistently high levels of evidence-based practice and one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics for overall organizational performance three times. In addition, he led the implementation of the Advisory Board’s Crimson Clinical Advantage quality improvement initiative, which earned Virginia Hospital Center the Physician Partnership Award for significant clinical performance gains in multiple areas. Dr. DiLisi also oversaw the due diligence, successful application process, and implementation of VHC becoming a part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Dr. DiLisi was named to two prestigious lists compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review: “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know,” for his demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in safety and quality; and “Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40,” for professional merit achieved before age 40, as well as potential continued growth and success. He was also named to the Washington Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list, which comprised of individuals across all industries in the DC metro area.
Dr. DiLisi joined Virginia Hospital Center in 2009 and became CMO in 2011. He is a member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Patient Safety and Quality Committee, where he leads a subcommittee to develop quality metrics for member hospitals to include in public releases. In addition, he was elected in 2017 to the CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield Board of Directors where he continues to serve.
After earning a BS in Mathematics from Duke University, Dr. DiLisi received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and went on to earn an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke.