Herbert C. Buchanan Jr. was named CEO of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The appointment is effective on October 1. He has served for the past seven years as the chief operating officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Previously, he was vice president for operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He has served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Buchanan, a native of Washington, D.C., earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA with a concentration in hospital and health service management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.