Georgetown, TX —St. David’s Georgetown Hospital has named Eva Slavcheva, M.D., as its new chief medical officer, replacing Dr. Jim Donovan who retired on March 31, 2023. Dr. Slavcheva assumed her new role on April 1, 2023. 

Dr. Slavcheva has provided care within the St. David’s HealthCare system for more than 10 years, most recently serving as the chair of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital’s Department of Medicine and the director of utilization review. As the chief medical officer of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, Dr. Slavcheva will serve as the senior liaison between hospital management and physicians on the medical staff. 

“Dr. Slavcheva has provided excellent care and leadership during her time within the St. David’s HealthCare system,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “I am confident that she will continue this level of excellence in her new role and look forward to her leadership as a member of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital’s executive team.” 

Prior to her work at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, Dr. Slavcheva served in a number of roles within various healthcare organizations, including Baylor Scott & White in Marble Falls and Temple. She also treated patients as an internist and hospitalist at Austin Diagnostic Clinic and Hospital Internists of Austin. Prior to moving to Central Texas in 2006, Dr. Slavcheva served as an internist and pediatrician in Alabama. 

Dr. Slavcheva holds a doctor of medicine from the Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York and began her career as a research associate at Mt. Sinai Hospital.