Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Hospital

Scott Lipkin, DPM, Appointed as Vice President and Chief Research Officer for Baptist Health South Florida

September 22, 2021

MIAMI – September 21, 2021 – Scott Lipkin, DPM, has been appointed as Vice President and Chief Research Officer for Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Lipkin is responsible for the oversight and executive management of the organization’s research enterprise, including financial administration, grant management, protocol development, human subject protections/IRB and compliance.

“We are committed to research, which is more important today than ever before, and we are fortunate to have Dr. Lipkin leading this imperative,” said Brian Keeley, chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “Our focus on expanding clinical research and innovation aligns with our mission of providing exceptional care for the communities we are privileged to serve.”

“Dr. Lipkin is dedicated to helping achieve safe research procedures for patients,” said Jack Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D., executive vice president, chief clinical officer and chief physician executive of Baptist Health. “In his expanded role, he will lead the effort to transform the Baptist Health research enterprise into a nationally recognized, strategically aligned business unit.”

In addition to his new role, Dr. Lipkin will continue as chief research officer for Miami Cancer Institute, under the leadership of Michael Zinner, M.D., CEO of the Institute. In this role, he is responsible for the executive management of Miami Cancer Institute’s research program, including clinical operations, research administration, biorepository, academic affiliations, Institutional Review Board and compliance.

“I’m passionate about research and am excited about the opportunity to advance research across Baptist Health,” said Dr. Lipkin, who has more than 30 years of combined experience as an executive research administrator, human research protection program administrator, institutional review board chair, management consultant, podiatric physician and surgeon, and clinical research investigator. “It’s an honor to work with our entire research team to provide the best care and hope for patients and families.”

Dr. Lipkin earned his doctorate of podiatric medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his podiatric surgery residency and served as chief resident at St. Mary Hospital in Philadelphia.

He began his career on the medical staff of the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He was also chief of the Division of Podiatric Surgery for 10 years. He began participating in clinical research early in his career, serving as the principal or sub-investigator on numerous clinical trials related to diabetic foot wounds and wound healing.

Dr. Lipkin began taking on research positions while maintaining his clinical practice. He chaired LVHN’s institutional review board and led the organization through national accreditation. He then began serving on national panels and councils that focused on research ethics, patient safety and research compliance.

His dedication to the operational and compliance side of the clinical research continuum led him to accept a full-time role in administration in 2010. He served as the chief of the Network Office of Research & Innovation, where he created a centralized research office. In 2014, he transitioned to research consulting.

Dr. Lipkin joined Miami Cancer Institute from Ankura Consulting, where he served as the managing director of the clinical research and compliance practice. In this role, he provided research- and compliance-related advisory services to academic medical centers, cancer centers, children’s hospitals and large health systems throughout the United States.

Dr. Lipkin serves as an adjunct instructor at the Loyola University School of Law, is a member of the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals, and is a frequent presenter at professional events and conferences throughout the country.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.



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