Theodore "Ted" Glasser, MD, internist, has been appointed in the newly created position of vice president of Medical Affairs at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, the health system's flagship hospital, effective April 4, 2022.
In this role, Dr. Glasser will focus on the effectiveness of clinical care, liaising between the administration and medical staff and ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of medical care. He will report to Timothy G. Groover, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, SVP and system CMO, Baptist Health.
Dr. Glasser has a 26-year history with Baptist Health having joined the health system in 1996 as the first full-time hospitalist. He oversaw the growth of the Baptist Primary Care (BPC) hospitalist group to serve the system's adult hospitals. Throughout his tenure, he has held multiple leadership positions with increasing responsibilities, including as the medical director of inpatient services with BPC, chief of staff at Baptist Jacksonville, chairman of the Department of Medicine and section chief of Internal Medicine, among others.
"Physician leadership is important for advancing and elevating clinical care at the hospital level," said Dr. Groover. "Once again, Dr. Glasser is taking a pioneering role in our evolving physician leadership structure. He is an accomplished internal medicine clinician with a reputation for collaboration and communication between team members, leaders and patients. His leadership skills, compassion and experience will serve him well in this new role."
In addition to his leadership at Baptist Health, Dr. Glasser is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars medical staff.
Dr. Glasser received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers University). He served his internship and residency at Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey. He earned his fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from Union College in New York.