Physician Leader Yvette Johnson-Threat, MD, Joins Hospital as Medical Affairs VP

Yvette Johnson-Threat, Vice President of Medical Affairs at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

October 15, 2015


MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is pleased to announce that Yvette Johnson-Threat, MD has joined the hospital’s leadership team as vice president, medical affairs (VPMA). She replaces Stephen T. Michaels, MD, who is continuing his position as chief operating officer and chief medical officer of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Johnson-Threat reports directly to hospital president Christine R. Wray, FACHE.

 As VPMA, Dr. Johnson-Threat’s primary focus is on hospital quality initiatives. She serves as the link between the hospital’s administration and its medical staff, advocating for excellence in quality, safety, and patient experience. Her office works in close collaboration with nursing leadership to support communication between medical and nursing staff. She is also responsible for planning clinical aspects of the hospital’s expansion, including new and expanded service lines.

 Dr. Johnson-Threat looks forward to helping to shape the hospital’s evolution. “We have a great atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration here at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, which provides a strong foundation as we work together to shape the future of this institution.”

 Dr. Johnson-Threat earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama, and a medical degree from the University of Illinois. She then completed a dual residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Wayne State University, where she also served as chief medical resident.

A primary care physician, Dr. Johnson-Threat established herself in private practice in Richmond, VA. While practicing, Dr. Johnson-Threat took on a series of administrative roles as well. She was medical director of Vernon J. Harris East End Community Health Center, medical director of Richmond Community Center’s Diabetes Treatment Center, and regional medical director, East region, Bon Secours Medical Group. She then moved into full-time healthcare administration positions, among them chief medical officer for Richmond Community Hospital, Bon Secours Medical Group, and Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, VA. She is a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine and American College of Physician Executives.

 “Yvette Johnson-Threat is an inspiring healthcare executive, one who combines an unremitting focus on providing quality patient care with a broad range of experience in medical staff leadership,” Wray said. “We are very glad to have her on board.”


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