Keith B. Churchwell


  • Appointed by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2022

Keith B. Churchwell, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP is the President of Yale New Haven Hospital and Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health System. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He held the previous positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Heart and Vascular Services, Transplantation Services and Clinical Service Coordinator for the Department of Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., he obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Churchwell spent his formative training years at Emory University Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals, then spending 12 years in private cardiology practice before joining Vanderbilt Medical School as full-time academic faculty in 2006 (he became a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt in 1999). At Vanderbilt he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology and the Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute from 2009 to 2014.

Dr. Churchwell is also on the National Board of the American Heart Association and is the Chair of the National Advocacy Committee for AHA through 2022. He sits on a number of local boards in the New Haven area including the New Haven Symphony (Board President) and Columbus House.