Melanie Golembiewski, MD, MPHNeighborhood Family Practice (NFP) is pleased to announce that Melanie Golembiewski, MD, MPH has been named chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Golembiewski will assume all responsibilities of the position starting Monday, December 5.

Dr. Golembiewski received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and graduated from the Wright State University School of Medicine in 2010. A family medicine specialist, she completed her residency at University Hospitals and a preventative medicine fellowship with NFP. Prior to being named CMO, Dr. Golembiewski served as NFP’s associate medical director.

Dr. Golembiewski has a strong interest in maternal and neonatal care, global health and geriatrics. As associate medical director, she played a lead role in helping NFP transform how health care was delivered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting in quickly implementing a shift to telemedicine/virtual visits in early 2020.

“Melanie’s compassion for our patients and clear understanding of NFP’s commitment to the community made her a standout candidate for the CMO position,” says Domonic Hopson, NFP’s president and CEO.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to work alongside her and the rest of the NFP leadership team to lead the organization forward.”

Golembiewski will replace NFP’s current CMO, Erick Kauffman, MD, MPH, who has served as NFP’s Chief Medical Officer since 2014. Dr. Kauffman will continue to provide patient care at NFP, where he has been on staff since 2000.

“I want to personally thank Erick for his nearly 10 years of service as CMO, as well as his assistance over the past several months as I have transitioned in my new role at NFP,” adds Hopson.