(CHARLOTTE, NC) – Beginning this May, Sankalp Puri, MD, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician with Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) will take on the two-year role of Vice Chief of Staff at Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center (MHMC) where he will be providing leadership and direction to the medical staff.

Tim Lietz, MD, FACEP and CEO of MEMA expresses, “Dr. Puri has been an exceptional leader in the emergency department at Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center since it first opened. MEMA’s commitment to the community and leadership at Novant Health continue with Dr. Puri being named Vice Chief of Staff.”

“Dr. Puri has been an amazing partner as our Medical Director for Emergency Services and as Department Chair for General Medicine. He is a strong patient advocate, and he has invested personal time and energy into the growth and success the hospital has enjoyed since opening.  His leadership has helped the MHMC Emergency department lead the Novant Health system in patient experience and safety scores, and he contributes to all areas of growth.” Joy Greear, President of MHMC shares, and continues, “Most recently, he helped to design the plans for a new ED and Imaging expansion project, and he continues to mentor other physicians and nurses in the safe and remarkable care of our patients. His commitment to patient care always keeps us focused on making changes for the overall good of the patient and is a valued member of our team. This next position will allow him to be even more influential in all areas of the Mint Hill Medical Center.”

Since the medical center opened its doors in 2018, Dr. Puri has been an integral part of leadership, where over 16,000 patients were cared for within the center’s first year. Fast-forward to 2023, the patient growth story continues as the medical center saw over 29,000 patients in 2022. Dr. Puri shares, “I look forward to continuing to work with the entire MHMC staff offering the highest standard of care for the health needs of the community. As a native Charlottean, it is the utmost honor to serve this community.”

Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) was founded in 1976.  MEMA is a physician-owned medical practice of more than 120 emergency and acute medical care clinicians that serves the greater Charlotte and Piedmont areas of North Carolina, and the team that staffs Novant’s Charlotte-area hospital emergency departments. Learn more about MEMA by visiting our website at www.mema.net.