Rajesh G. Govindaiah, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Rajesh G. GovindaiahRaj Govindaiah serves as the Memorial Health System senior vice president and chief medical officer. He is responsible for administrative and clinical leadership and coordination for medical staff, graduate medical education and physician alignment activities, as well as safety and accreditation, quality improvement, decision sciences and digital innovation. He collaborates with physicians, advanced practice providers, trainees and the administrative/clinical staffs of all health system affiliates to advance the clinical environment. He oversees activities to improve patient outcomes to achieve the Memorial Health System mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Govindaiah completed his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor in 2005. He joined Springfield Clinic in 2006 and served there as chairman of the department of Hospital Medicine until 2010. He continues to practice clinically as a hospitalist.

Dr. Govindaiah has been actively involved in quality initiatives at Memorial Medical Center, and has served as co-chair of the Illinois Hospital Association’s Medical Executive Forum and as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Physician Alliance Executive Forum. Dr. Govindaiah is an associate professor of internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.