New interim leaders announced in medical operations at UTMC

September 16, 2016 | News, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Rebecca Schwan

Two University of Toledo Health physicians have been named to new interim leadership roles.

Dr. Linda Speer has been named interim chief medical officer, and Dr. Samay Jain now serves as interim associate chief medical officer.



Board-certified in family medicine, Speer has served as the chair of the Department of Family Medicine since 2006. She also is the compliance officer for the UT Physicians group.

“Dr. Speer’s experience in clinical care, faculty leadership, compliance oversight, and her training with the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy Reporting System provides a solid foundation for her transition into the CMO role,” said Dan Barbee, vice president for clinical services and chief operating officer.

Speer completed her residency in family medicine at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Mich., and her fellowship in primary care faculty development at Michigan State University.

As chief medical officer, Speer provides medical oversight, expertise and leadership to UT Health physicians and manages the central verification system required for personnel. She will be supported by Jain, assistant professor of urology and vice chief of staff.



Jain is board-certified in urology and serves as the medical director of the Urology Clinic and chair for the Value Analysis Committee. He recently served as the interim chair of the Department of Urology.

“We are pleased that Dr. Jain has accepted this position. He has extensive experience in team building, conflict resolution and enacting the institutional vision,” Speer said. “He also is a messenger for the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy Reporting System, providing a concrete foundation for this role.”

Jain completed his residency in urology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a fellowship with Hackensack University Medical Center and Endourological Society, and a laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic oncology fellowship.

Both will continue to see patients in their practices and continue existing administrative roles, with Speer remaining chair of family medicine, and Jain continuing to serve as vice chief of staff.

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