Philips names Silfen as chief medical officer, senior VP
Royal Philips Electronics named Eric Silfen, MD, senior vice president (VP) and chief medical officer for Philips Healthcare.

Silfen joins the Philips Healthcare executive team and reports to healthcare CEO Steve Rusckowski. Silfen will work with a network of medical thought leaders to ensure that clinical insights and a people-focused approach are at the core of Philips product development and go-to-market strategies.

Silfen joins Philips from the department of biomedical informatics research at Philips Research North America in Briarcliff, N.Y., where he led the design, development, validation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems for biomedicine. Since joining Philips in 2006, he has worked with Philips research teams, academics and researchers in North America and Europe to focus on healthcare research in the areas of molecular medicine, computer-aided detection, clinical systems and diagnostic evaluations, according to the company.