Vinay Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS, FCCP, has been appointed vice chair of the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Maheshwari has been practicing at Christiana Care since 2007. In addition to his clinical role as a critical care physician, he has been in various leadership roles including medical director of Respiratory Care, director of Medical Critical Care, and clinical practice leader of the medical intensivists. He has been involved in numerous committees including chairing the critical care, rapid response and sepsis committees.
In his new role as vice chair of Medicine he will continue to be responsible for supervising the medical directors of the Supportive and Palliative Care Program, the medical directors of the critical care and stepdown units, and the medical directors of Medicine-related specialty labs. He will continue to work as Medicine’s primary administrative liaison to medical specialists and continue his role as associate physician leader of operations for the Acute Medicine Service Line.
Dr. Maheshwari has been the associate chair for specialty medicine and an associate physician leader of operations for the Acute Medicine Service Line since 2015, with responsibilities for strategic direction of the Supportive and Palliative Care Program, forging strong partnerships with specialty practices such as Gastroenterology, leading efforts to redesign care delivery in stepdown units, and developing solutions for early recognition and rescue of patients with clinical deterioration.
Dr. Maheshwari graduated summa cum laude with a degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his medical education at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by medical internship and residency training in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. He then completed fellowships in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the New England Medical Center at Tufts University Hospital. Most recently he received a master’s degree in health care delivery science from Dartmouth College.
Dr. Maheshwari is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.
In 2011, he was the inaugural Christiana Care employee to complete the Leadership Delaware fellowship. He holds the rank of clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.