Monday, November 20, 2023
Dr. Megan Baker named Interim President and CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Dr. Megan Baker, an emerging leader and highly respected breast health specialist, will serve as the interim president and CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare, effective Dec. 3.
While we continue our national search for the next, full-time president and CEO, it is important that we have continuity and strong leadership, and Dr. Baker provides that. She and the Roper St. Francis Healthcare senior leadership team will align and collaborate closely with our health system owners, Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, to focus on specific objectives during this interim period. These include advancing the Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030 strategic plan priorities, strengthening the IPN operating model, and maximizing performance financially and overall to ensure continued clinical and operational excellence.
Dr. Baker joined Roper St. Francis Healthcare in 2015 after 10 years as medical director of Comprehensive Breast Care at Hollings Cancer Center. She became one of our first Integrated Practice Network clinical leaders and brought a pioneering spirit to grow surgical volumes. As a physician leader, Dr. Baker has helped forge a new relationship with Charleston Oncology to enhance RSFH’s network of cancer providers, as well as assist in implementing clinical and testing protocols, recruiting physicians, advancing our robotic strategy, and representing the clinical perspective at the highest level of decision making. Dr. Baker will continue to see patients on a limited basis during her interim role.
Dr. Baker is a graduate of Columbia University and earned her medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine. She completed her surgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, with additional training in oncoplastic breast surgery at Case Western Reserve University.