After an extensive search, Kirk Dufty, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer of New London Hospital. He succeeds Gregory Curtis, MD, who is relocating to the Seacoast Region with his family.
Dufty joins New London Hospital from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), where he worked as an emergency medicine physician and served as the Emergency Medicine Medical Director. Prior to joining DHMC, he was Emergency Department Medical Director and then the Chief Medical Information Officer at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the dynamic leadership team at New London Hospital,” said Dufty. “My immediate plan is to listen to the staff, learn as much as possible and be available. There are many challenges ahead, but if we combine open communication, shared determination and creativity, we can achieve our goals.”
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dufty received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and did his training in emergency medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago before moving to New England.
“We are excited Dr. Dufty has decided to join us. He brings well over a decade of experience in physician management roles, and will provide tremendous value as we update and improve our service models,” said Tom Manion, President and CEO of New London Hospital.
A father of four, Dufty currently resides in Norwich, Vermont with his wife, Patricia Lanter, MD. He begins his new role this week.