Reginald Blaber is Virtua’s Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction, leadership and accountability for all physician services, and for setting the standards for the highest level of quality and safety throughout Virtua—consistent with our mission and vision. He also serves as liaison between the medical staff, administration and board of trustees.
Prior to joining Virtua’s executive team, Dr. Blaber was President of Lourdes Health System. He created the Lourdes Cardiovascular Institute where he led more than 80 employed and affiliated cardiologists, growing the service to become the largest heart program in southern New Jersey. In addition, he created a culture of quality and innovation—resulting in multiple awards for excellence. These include national quality recognition for cardiovascular care and cardiac surgery by leading, independent ratings organizations such as Healthgrades, Becker’s and Truven Health Analytics.
Dr. Blaber is a practicing cardiologist who has been affiliated with Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden (formerly Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center) for more than 20 years. There he participated in numerous clinical and administrative committees, including a term as Medical Staff President. In 2010, he was named President of Lourdes Medical Associates and, in 2011, President of Lourdes Cardiology Services.
In 2016, he was appointed to the New Jersey Cardiovascular Health Advisory Panel. The same year, the Diocese of Camden honored him with the Saint Luke Award for Leadership in Catholic Health Care in southern New Jersey. He has served on the boards of The Joseph Fund, the Haddonfield Ambulance Association, the Interfaith Care Givers of Haddonfield, and the Bucknell University Alumni Association.
Dr. Blaber came to South Jersey by way of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Benning, and Fort Meade. He served six years in the U.S. Army as an internist and achieved the rank of major. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, where he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease. He graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and earned a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University.