October 13, 2010

Dr. Maryellen E. Gusic is the new executive associate dean for educational affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In that role, she will be responsible for the creation, coordination and implementation of all major education programs at Indiana's only medical school. Gusic most recently served as associate dean for clinical education at Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Luis Romero has joined the St. Vincent Physician Network in Zionsville as a family physician. He earned his medical degree in Colombia and was later chief resident at the Indiana University-Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Indianapolis.

The Indiana Health Care Association has hired Zach Cattell as general counsel and director of business and member services. Cattell comes to the nursing home trade group from the Baker & Daniels law firm. Before that, he was a lobbyist for the Indiana State Medical Association, the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana State Department of Health.

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. appointed Lori Beer, its chief information officer, as executive vice president of a newly formed business unit called enterprise business services.

Indiana University appointed Dr. Craig Brater, dean of the IU School of Medicine, to the additional position of vice president of university clinical affairs. The extra  role will have Brater chair a committee of the deans of IU’s schools for medicine, dentistry, optometry and health sciences, as well as coordinate any clinical interactions IU has with its hospital partners: Clarian Health, Wishard Health Services and the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center.