Chief Medical Officer
George Washington University Hospital
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Bruno Petinaux, MD, was appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the George Washington University Hospital in June 2017. Prior to his official appointment, he served as Interim CMO for a year, during which he led the development and execution of many safety and quality initiatives. In addition to his role as CMO, Dr. Petinaux is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has been an emergency medicine physician at GW Hospital since 2002. He co-chairs GW Hospital’s Emergency Management Program and is the Emergency Management Track Director for the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Along with his work at GW, Dr. Petinaux supports our community as a medical team manager for the Virginia Task Force 1/USA 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team.
Dr. Petinaux completed his emergency medicine residency at GW Hospital where he finished as chief resident. Along with his medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA, Dr. Petinaux has a military background with the United States Army Reserve.