This letter comes from Jeffrey M. Ferranti, Duke Health vice president and chief information officer:
Following an extensive national search, I am pleased to share that Shamyla Lando, an innovator and transformational leader in IT, will be joining Duke Health to serve as our new assistant vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) effective June 1, 2020.
Shamyla presently serves as the division chair for Information Technology at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She manages the large team of IT professionals that oversee data center operations, network operations center, infrastructure architecture and design, network and server infrastructure, research computing, and IT operations for over 102 Mayo sites, including their 22 hospitals.
Shamyla is a key thought leader in creating the IT vision for Mayo, and has implemented multiple programs to realign service delivery, implement world-class automation, negotiate partnerships with leading global technology companies and partner with clinicians and researchers to advance technology in support of Mayo’s mission. Previously, Shamyla served in IT senior management roles for Medtronic and Convergys leading teams in IT infrastructure, telehealth, global customer and information management and strategic planning. Shamyla earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems at the University of Central Florida, a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, and she completed the Harvard Medical School Executive Education Program on Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care.
Our current CTO Billy Willis will support Shamyla and introduce her to Duke until his planned retirement at the end of July. We are grateful for Billy’s nine years of leadership at Duke that have helped transform how technology impacts all aspects of business operations, including clinical workflows, patient care and service delivery. His efforts have helped position Duke as a national leader in health IT, and I am confident that Shamyla will pick up where Billy left off and lead Duke Health to the next level of IT Excellence.