Hollis resident joins Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Courtesy photo Dr. Timothy Scherer.

NASHUA – Southern New Hampshire Health announced the appointment of Timothy Scherer, MD, as chief medical officer of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Scherer, a Hollis resident and a board certified gastroenterologist, joins the Medical Center from Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua, where he most recently served as medical director.

“Dr. Scherer is an extremely accomplished and talented leader, highly regarded among his peers in southern New Hampshire and nationally, particularly with regard to his ground-breaking work in the area of population health,” said Tate Curti, senior vice president and chief operating officer of SNHMC. “His extensive clinical experience and leadership skills make him an asset to both the Medical Center and Southern New Hampshire Health.”

Scherer brings more than 15 years of patient care and medical leadership in the greater Nashua community. In addition to his clinical practice in general gastroenterology, hepatology and advanced endoscopy and administrative leadership role at Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua, he also served on Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s board of trustees and the board of directors of The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua, among many other roles in areas of clinical practice, organizational management and peer leadership.

He succeeds Kenneth Howe, MD, as chief medical officer. Howe retired from his role as CMO, but continues to maintain a busy practice as a general surgeon at the Medical Center. He endorses Scherer as an “exceptional choice” based on his experience as a former colleague at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and more recent clinical collaborations with Scherer, including the Surgery Center of Greater Nashua.

“Dr. Scherer is distinguished and respected as a physician-leader and clinical expert,” said Howe. “He brings leadership and change-management that is vital to our continued growth and success as a Medical Center.”

Scherer looks forward to his new role, providing an unparalleled opportunity to help support the medical center’s evolution as an innovative, financially stable organization and integral part of a community-based health system.

“Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has shown to be nimble, proactive and committed to becoming a both a hospital of the future and a value-based model for ambulatory patient care,” said Scherer. “This is a fantastic organization with an incredible future and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Scherer received his B.S from the State University of New York, Binghamton, and his M.D. from The State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass.