Robert E. Falcone, MD, FACS
CEO, Columbus Medical Association and Affiliates

Robert E. Falcone, MD, assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Columbus Medical Association and Affiliates (CMAA) on January 1, 2016. He succeeds Phil Cass, PhD, who served as CEO of the CMAA during the last 16 1/2 years. 

As CEO, Dr. Falcone will be responsible for the strategic direction, policy development, and government and community relations for four affiliated not-for-profit health corporations: the Columbus Medical Association (CMA), the Columbus Medical Association Foundation (CMAF), the Physicians CareConnection (PCC), and the Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS). Falcone, who has an extensive medical career as a practicing physician and hospital administrator, became the first physician CEO to lead the CMA since the organization was founded in 1892.

"Dr. Falcone's career of effective leadership and unmatched breadth of medical experience is exactly what is needed at this time in the development of the CMA and Affiliates," said Marc Parnes, MD, president of the CMAF Board and member of the search committee. "Moreover, as a physician with years of service to Central Ohio, he has in-depth knowledge of the local health and social services systems that will prove extraordinarily valuable as we seize new opportunities."

As one of the founders of the Central Ohio Trauma System, he will be in a strong position to continue improvements to this life-saving network focused on trauma and disaster preparedness. 

Falcone, a graduate of Kent State University, received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and many other professional societies.