People: Bill Plauth appointed associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Bill Plauth

Bill Plauth

Bill Plauth, chief medical officer for Renown Health has also been appointed associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

As associate dean for clinical affairs, Plauth joins UNR Med in a pivotal role to advance the academic and research integration established under the 2021 affiliation between UNR Med and Renown Health to create Nevada’s first fully integrated health system.

Plauth will provide strategic consultation with UNR Med's Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Medical Research to foster clinical settings that promote and enhance medical education and clinical research within the affiliation. His role is also integral to UNR Med's accreditation and strategic planning processes.

As chief medical officer for Renown Health, Plauth is responsible for resource management, continuous quality improvement, assessment of clinical programs, daily operations, patient safety and compliance monitoring.

With his additional responsibilities at UNR Med, Plauth will work with leadership to ensure that medical and physician assistant students, residents and faculty thrive in a positive clinical learning environment which emphasizes professionalism, teamwork, and clinical quality.

Plauth brings over 30 years of experience in multiple leadership roles, including as chief medical officer at Mercy Regional Medical Center and Centura Penrose and St. Francis Hospitals, all in Colorado.

Previously, Plauth served for 14 years with CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in New Mexico, first as a hospitalist and then as chief of staff, medical director of clinical informatics, medical director of palliative care, and acting chief medical officer for quality and medical staff affairs. He has also served as a medical director of a long-term care and skilled nursing center.

Plauth received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine.

He completed his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where he served as chief resident. Plauth is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.


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