OSF HealthCare announces new chief medical officer for OSF Saint Clare and OSF Saint Luke

10/12/2022 - Princeton, Illinois

  • Barry Clemson, MD, CMO

OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce Barry Clemson, MD, as the chief medical officer for OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center in Princeton and OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee, effective September 18.

In this position, Dr. Clemson will be accountable for leading the practice of medicine for OSF Saint Clare and OSF Saint Luke. He will ensure consistency in practice standards and facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care. He will develop and share the vision and strategic direction for the practice of medicine while collaborating on the implementation of the strategy.

Dr. Clemson began his career at OSF HealthCare in 1993 as a cardiologist for what was then known as HeartCare Midwest, which later became OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute. He briefly left OSF to rejoin his prior heart transplant team at Penn State University, returning to the Ministry in 2015. Since 2015, Dr. Clemson has worked to rebuild the comprehensive heart failure program at OSF Cardiovascular Institute and OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to earn a Doctorate of Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Clemson is married to Lisa. They are the parents of Kyle and Kelsey (Brandon) and have a grandson and granddaughter. In his spare time, Dr. Clemson enjoys spending time with his family, music, exercising and golfing.



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