LifeBridge Health Announces New Chief Medical Information Officer


Baltimore, MD- LifeBridge Health is pleased to announce that David B. Graham, M.D., has joined the health system as chief medical information officer (CMIO). In this role, Dr. Graham will lead a team of physician informaticists to interface between the IT department and all of the affiliated physicians across four hospitals and in community practices on matters of the EMR (electronic medical record), CPOE (computerized physician order entry) and other health IT systems. 

Dr. Graham, who is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics, is an experienced clinician and informaticist with more than 25 years of experience in health IT and medical education.

“We are so thrilled to have Dr. Graham join our team and to bring his expertise and experience to our goal of advancing provider satisfaction with technology tools and services, and, at the same time, addressing a shifting regulatory landscape. While we talk about IT expertise and clinical excellence, it is also Dr. Graham’s commitment to patients and community focus that makes him a great fit for our organization,” says Tressa Springmann, senior vice president and chief information & digital officer at LifeBridge Health.

Dr. Graham says, “I am excited to join the team at LifeBridge Health and to work together in the mission to improve the health of people in the communities we serve. I look forward to using new information technology tools to advance care quality and clinical team efficiency, with an emphasis on process improvement and high-quality, patient-centered care.”

Dr. Graham comes to LifeBridge Health from Colorado where he has been working during COVID as a consultant to various health systems, provider organizations and healthcare information technology companies to assist with improving digital solutions and care delivery models. He previously served as senior vice president, chief quality and innovation officer for Memorial Health System in Springfield, Illinois. Over the course of his 12-year tenure there, Dr. Graham was also chief information officer and chief medical information officer. 

Dr. Graham graduated from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and did his family medicine residency at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, with a faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Graham practiced in rural Eastern Oregon for five years before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado. 

Dr. Graham replaces Dr. Jonathan Thierman, who has taken on a new role in the health system as chief medical officer for LifeBridge Health Partners, including an expanded role with ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers. 

About LifeBridge Health
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge health includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Grace Medical Center, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and related subsidiaries and affiliates, including ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers and LifeBridge Health & Fitness. For more information, visit