Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA

Walter H. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A.

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank you for your interest in learning more about the University of Maryland Medical System. Here, physicians like you have the opportunity to do exceptional work. This is a multi-hospital system that has genuine impact throughout our State...and beyond. Our 13 outstanding hospitals and numerous ambulatory centers not only offer you a choice of locations—from urban to suburban and rural—but also a choice of practice settings, including academic, teaching, and community.

Since our inception as a private, not-for-profit corporation in 1984, we have pursued a clinical vision of providing measurably safe and quality care to the citizens of the State and region. Our goal is—and always has been—that every patient receives the same high standard of care, no matter where or when they make use of our services. Our focus on excellence in care quality and safety is evident in everything we do: from our application of evidence-based medicine aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, to continuous improvements in our operational design, facilities, and technologies. In fact, our efforts in quality improvement have allowed us to achieve mortality and unplanned readmission rates below benchmarks available from other Maryland hospitals.

We’re extremely proud of our successes to date. However, we know that achieving our clinical vision cannot happen without active physician leadership and support. To that end, we strive to recruit physicians committed to excellence in both clinical quality and service. And we give them the support they need to take their career—and to take patient care—to new levels together.

Our financial success—and our continued investment in the future of our system—means you’ll work with first-rate facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and some of the best personnel in medicine. You’ll enjoy ongoing opportunities for professional growth and education. And because we’re an academically grounded system, you’ll work on the leading edge of medicine no matter which facility or area you work in.

I welcome you to explore our website and discover for yourself what makes a career here so distinctive. Join us, and become a part of a team that’s committed to providing tomorrow’s medicine—here today at UMMS.

Walter E. Egerton, M.D.

Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA
University of Maryland Medical System
Sr. Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer

Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA, is senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) for the University of Maryland Medical System. In this role, Dr. Ettinger serves as a member of the System's senior leadership team with administrative responsibility for monitoring and ensuring the safety and quality of patient care within the System hospitals. Dr. Ettinger works with a team of hospital CMOs to provide leadership and direction for improving clinical outcomes, patient safety, and medical resource utilization. He also staffs the University of Maryland Medical System's Board Patient Quality and Safety Committee.