PORTSMOUTH, NH (Jan. 3, 2023) — Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) has appointed Brian Sanders, MD, MHCM, as Chief Medical Officer, effective Jan. 16, 2023. Sanders comes to PRH from Mass General Brigham’s Salem Hospital where he has served for six years as Chief of the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

“Dr. Sanders has exceptional medical and leadership experience,” said Dean M. Carucci, chief executive officer of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “I’m confident he will be an invaluable member of the Portsmouth team as we continue to provide high-quality care to our patients, and as we advance on our journey as an academic medical center.”

During his tenure at Salem Hospital, Sanders managed one of Massachusetts’ busiest emergency departments; oversaw newborn care, pediatric, outpatient services; and worked with community pediatricians and family medicine physicians to best serve families and children on Massachusetts’ North Shore.

A board-certified pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine physician, Sanders also served as site director for the Boston University Medical Student Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children at Salem Hospital, as medical director for the COVID-19 employee testing clinic and COVID vaccine program, and as site director for REVISE (Reducing Variability in the Infant Sepsis Evaluation) Study for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Prior to joining Mass General Brigham’s Salem Hospital, Sanders served as Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lowell General Hospital, and as a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Boston; Children’s Specialty Group in Norfolk, Virginia; and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.

A graduate of the University of Virginia where he played varsity tennis, Sanders earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta. He completed his residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, and earned his master’s degree in healthcare management from Harvard University Chan School of Public Health in 2020. Additionally, he has held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and East Virginia Medical School. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine.