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Arthur Lauretano, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer At Circle Health

Dec 14, 2017 07:04PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Arthur Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by Circle Health.)

Lowell, Mass. -- Circle Health has appointment Arthur Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS to the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Dr. Lauretano, a board-certified otolaryngologist, is well-known within the medical community in Greater Lowell. Since his move to the area in 1997, he has practiced at Massachusetts ENT Associates, Inc. in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and been a member of Lowell General Hospital’s medical staff for over 20 years. During that time, Dr. Lauretano has been active within the hospital’s Surgical Services Department and at the Cancer Center, specifically in robotic surgery and head and neck cancer. He served as President of the Medical Staff and currently serves as Medical Director of Inpatient Specialty Services and the Medical Director of Otolaryngology Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Cancer Center. Dr. Lauretano will maintain both of those leadership roles and integrate them into his responsibilities as CMO. He will also continue to see and care for patients at his practice. As CMO, Dr. Lauretano will collaborate with key stakeholders and focus on evaluating and enhancing the medical practice, healthcare services and patient care experience within Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital. He will work directly with clinical leaders, hospital administration and community providers, and will lead discussions designed to continually improve and optimize the health system’s efforts to care for and serve area residents. Dr. Lauretano will report to Circle Health’s President and CEO Jody White in his new role.

Dr. Lauretano completed his surgical internship at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and his residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine’s six-year medical program. Dr. Lauretano has his Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Clinical Informatics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and has a second board certification in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Circle Health is a progressive collaboration of physicians, hospitals, other health providers and organizations with a shared vision for empowering people and communities to be healthier. Through innovative programs and a collaborative approach to care management – called 

Complete connected careSM – Circle Health supports communities with a comprehensive range of services and provides individuals easy access to the expertise and resources to achieve the best possible health throughout their lives. Circle Health is a not-for-profit company and headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Lowell General Hospital is a not-for-profit, community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, the hospital offers the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. For more information about Lowell General Hospital and its services, visit, follow on Twitter @LGHWELL and Like Lowell General Hospital on Facebook.

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