Broadlawns Announces Next Chief Medical Officer

Des Moines, IA (December 10, 2019) – Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) announced today that Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM will serve as the organization’s next Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, effective January 6, 2020.  Dr. Shah succeeds Vincent Mandracchia, DPM, MHA who is retiring in February 2020 after a twenty-five year career with BMC, including thirteen years in senior leadership.

In this leadership role for Broadlawns, Dr. Shah will assume oversight for leading the medical staff, credentialing, quality and risk management and achieving exceptional patient outcomes.

“Dr. Yogi Shah is a highly regarded physician who has held numerous leadership positions on health-related boards and nonprofits throughout Iowa.  His medical expertise and his unwavering dedication to addressing the health of our community are ideally aligned with Broadlawns’ mission,” said Jody Jenner, President and CEO of BMC. “Among a very solid slate of candidates for this position, we were fortunate to identify a highly capable administrative leader within our existing medical staff.”

Dr. Shah is a triple board certified physician in Geriatrics, Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Bombay University in India and completed his residency training in Family Medicine from the Mercy Mayo Residency Program in Des Moines, IA. He completed his Geriatric Fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Des Moines University.  Dr. Shah joined the medical staff at BMC in September 2016 and practices as a geriatrician in the Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center. He is the Founding Director of the Broadlawns Palliative Care Program and serves on the Medical Executive Board and as a faculty member for the Broadlawns Family Medicine Residency Program. Prior to Broadlawns, Dr. Shah was the Associate Dean of Global Health at Des Moines University. Dr. Shah currently serves as a board member on the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Advisory Council, Above + Beyond Cancer, ChildServe and the Des Moines Symphony.

About Broadlawns

Broadlawns Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization that ensures our community is provided quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost‐effective. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare.  Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to healthcare and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model. Broadlawns takes a leadership position in teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals through its residency and fellowship programs. In 1971, it became one of the first fully-accredited Family Medicine Residency programs in the Midwest and has curricula designed to meet all requirements of the residency review committee of the ACGME. Broadlawns offers fellowship training in foot and ankle trauma and in psychiatry for mid-level providers. In July 2018, Broadlawns and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines began jointly administering a Psychiatry Residency program. To learn more, please visit