Allina Health names Chief System Research Officer

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 10, 2022) — Allina Health is pleased to announce Badrinath Konety, MD, as Chief System Research Officer. This new role is in addition to his current role as President of the Allina Health Cancer Institute.

“This position links research with all clinical activities, and I’m excited to see Dr. Konety’s vast experience and knowledge build upon the tremendous, life-saving research connected with the Allina Health name,” said Hsieng Su, MD, Allina Health senior vice president and chief medical executive. “This head of research role is a perfect fit for Dr. Konety who has more than a decade of health care leadership experience and is a well-published researcher.”

Allina Health System Research will continue to advance studies and research that improve patient outcomes, refine models of health care delivery and enhance population health. Allina Health has conducted more than 600 research studies in the following areas: cancer, cardiovascular, care delivery, infectious disease, neuroscience, nursing, rehabilitation, spine, and sports and orthopedics.

“I look forward to forming additional partnerships that allow us to build upon the exceptional work at Allina Health and explore more research opportunities,” said Dr. Konety. “Medical research is an integral piece in our mission to improve the well-being of those we serve. What we learn through research impacts how we care for our patients, the treatments we use and the way our patients are able to live their lives both day-to-day and long term. Medical research provides the knowledge and insight to become better health care providers so we can continually enhance care for our communities.”

Dr. Konety came to Allina Health in October 2021. He previously served as The Henry P. Russe, MD, Dean of Rush University Medical College and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs at Rush University System for Health in Chicago.

Companies looking to connect on possible research partnerships are invited to contact Dr. Konety at

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