Mar 1, 2021 New Chief Medical Officer Appointed at Clara Maass Medical Center

Frank Dos Santos, DO, MPH, FACEP Belleville, NJ – Frank Dos Santos, DO, MPH, FACEP, a seasoned physician executive with over 24 years of experience has been appointed Chief Medical Officer at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), a facility of RWJBarnabas Health.

“Dr. Dos Santos’ expertise in global health care and medical research is a perfect blend for our leadership team and for our community” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “He has established an impressive, stellar career as a seasoned physician executive and has leveraged his knowledge of medicine in various ways that will be a tremendous benefit to all and I look forward to working with him to move our strategic vision forward” Clyne said.

Dos Santos was previously a Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and part of Envision Physician Services as an Emergency Medicine EmBassador Travel Team Physician. Previously, Dos Santos was the Chief Medical Officer for New York Network Management, IPA.

Other leadership roles Dr. Dos Santos held include: Chief Medical Officer Navy Medicine East in Portsmouth, VA, where he was responsible for a Global DOD Healthcare System encompassing four continents, ten hospitals, eight outpatient clinics, and one dental clinic. Additionally, Dr. Dos Santos was a Navy and Marine Corps Emergency Medical Service Leader for the US Navy, Washington, D.C. as well as being a Senior Medical Officer in the US Navy serving in Al-Taqaddum, Iraq. While serving in Naples, Italy, Dr. Dos Santos held two positions: Chair of Emergency Medicine Department for the US Navy Hospital and the US Navy Emergency Management Department Head; Department Head of Aviation Medicine at the US Naval Hospital in Sigonella, Italy; and lastly, he was a Flight Surgeon for the Naval Operational Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida.

Dos Santos earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, a graduate degree in Public Health from Rutgers University, and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Kean University (Magna Cum Laude). He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Emergency Medicine Residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA and a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services & Disaster Medicine from Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ. A participant in the Patient Safety Leadership Academy at John Hopkins Armstrong Institute in Laurel, MD and the Chief Medical Officer Academy by The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Il, Dos Santos is a prolific scholar and author who has published many research studies.

About Clara Maass Medical Center

Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass completed state-of-the-art campus expansion project featuring a new four-story 87,000 square foot building with a private, 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, new Main Entrance and Lobby, Retail Pharmacy, and Patient Registration Area. Clara Maass’ key programs and services include: The Cancer Center, Center for Breast Health and Disease Management, Radiation Oncology, Infusion Therapy, Cardiac Services Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Cardiac Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Lab, The Vein Center, The Wound Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation; Therapy Services which includes, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, Pediatrics, Center of Excellence for Latino Health, and the Health and Wellness Center. Clara Maass has been recognized with twelve Grade ‘A’ scores for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group. It is listed by the American Hospital Association as one of Healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals. Clara Maass received Disease Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Advanced Certification in Palliative Care. Clara Maass earned Clara Maass’ steadfast commitment to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves is exemplified through award winning programs including the nationally recognized HELP Volunteer program, recipient of the American Hospital Association 2017 HAVE Award, and the Wellness Assessment Van for Elders (WAVE) which was recognized as the New Jersey Hospital Association’s 2017 HRET Community Outreach Award. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit