Gene Ridolfi has more than 43 years of experience with Barnes-Jewish Hospital across a broad scope of clinical and business services. He serves as Interim Vice President of Patient Care Services and Executive Director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine Heart and Vascular Center. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, program growth, regulatory compliance, quality and process improvement, physician outreach, and new program development. He also oversees business operations for the office of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse Executive.
Gene received his nursing diploma from the Jewish College of Nursing and both his bachelor’s degree in business and master’s in health administration from Webster University.
Gene also served as a key leader of the organ transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for more than 20 years. During that tenure, he was recognized as a national leader in transplant administration and transplant finance, chairing national committees in advancing organ donation and transplantation. He was actively involved in public policy development and served as Chairman of the UNOS Transplant Administrators Committee and Vice Chair in the American Society of Transplant, Transplant Administrators Community of Practice Executive Committee. He is currently serving as Vice Chair for the Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board and the Mid-America Transplant Medical Advisory Board.