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Crystal Bennett, RN, MSN; Christopher M. Jones; Isaac Y. Kim, MD, PhD


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Crystal Bennett, RN, MSN, has been named patient services manager, General Surgery (Verdi 3 South). Before joining Yale New Haven Hospital in 2019 as assistant PSM, she worked in the Cardiac Surgical ICU at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Bennett earned her BSN from Boston College and MSN - healthcare systems administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Christopher M. Jones has been named executive director of the Transplantation Center, Yale New Haven Hospital. He has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience, serving most recently as associate administrator for the Transplant Institute, and regional operations director for the Department of Surgery at Keck Medical Center of USC in California. Before that, Jones held various positions at other healthcare organizations, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He earned his BA from Boston College and his master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Southern California.

Isaac Y. Kim, MD, PhD, has been named chief of Urology at Yale New Haven Hospital and chair of the Department of Urology at Yale School of Medicine. Before joining YNHH, Dr. Kim was professor and chief of the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; chief of the Section of Urologic Oncology and executive director of the Prostate Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and medical director of robotic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center. He earned his MD from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University; and completed his residency in urology at Baylor College of Medicine; a research fellowship in urologic oncology at the National Cancer Institute; and a clinical fellowship in laparoscopy and endourology at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim earned his doctorate from the Integrated Graduate Program in Tumor Cell Biology at Northwestern University Graduate School.