Dr Cherie Holmes

New Hampshire, USA

Cherie A. Holmes, MD, MSc, is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Cheshire Medical Center, a member of the Dartmouth Health system. Prior to that, she held the position of Medical Director for Acute Care Services, also at Cheshire. Dr Holmes graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1983. She completed two years of internship and surgical residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and three years of orthopaedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, Massachusetts. 


Following residency, she spent four years serving as a Lieutenant Commander and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, Maryland) Orthopaedic Residency Program. During that time, she deployed to the Persian Gulf on the hospital ship, USNS Comfort for seven months during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, providing medical support services to the US troops deployed in the region. After leaving active duty, she completed her Fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at Maryland Shock Trauma and a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. After a brief time in private practice, she joined Cheshire Medical Center in 1997. Prior to her positions as CMO and Medical Director, Dr Holmes served as Associate Medical Director for Operations for three years and ten years as the Chair of the Department of Surgery and the Department of Orthopaedics at Cheshire. She also holds a Master’s of Science in healthcare management from Harvard School of Public Health (2012). She is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.