December 09, 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Ahmad Maarouf, M.D., has been named chief medical officer (CMO) of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest, effective March 1, 2021. As CMO, Maarouf will ensure high quality, patient-centered care by leading clinical and quality initiatives that support the provision of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital.

Maarouf received his medical degree from Damascus University College of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. He went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Western Reserve Care System / Forum Health. Maarouf furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as a visiting scholar where he also conducted research. He went on to complete a nephrology fellowship in 2009 and a critical care fellowship in 2011, both at UPMC. Maarouf advanced his educations by receiving a master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2018.

From 2009 – 2010, Maarouf served as a faculty member at Henry Ford Hospital's Nephrology and Hypertension Division. For nine years, from 2011 until his move to HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest earlier this year, he held numerous medical directorships, committee chairmanships, and staff positions at Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health system. Maarouf also served as a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University from 2016 until present, and also as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Beaumont Health – Trenton. While in Michigan, he served as an advisory board member for Life Gift. Earlier this year, Maarouf made the move to Houston, becoming the medical director of critical care at HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest.

An accomplished lecturer and teacher, Maarouf has received many awards and accolades. He has also authored numerous published articles and abstracts, as well as posters and invited talks.

Maarouf is a member of American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and critical care.

"Dr. Maarouf is dedicated to meticulous quality. He believes in fostering data driven, patient-centered, collaborative care for every hospitalized person," said Scott Davis, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest. "We are excited to have him as our new chief medical officer and are looking forward to how he will further his impact on our colleagues and community."