Dr. Megan Hamreus now leads a 1,100-member physician team at Scripps Mercy Hospital’s two medical campuses.

Physicians elected her to a two-year term as chief of staff of Scripps Mercy’s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses. Hamreus will act as staff liaison to Scripps Mercy San Diego’s administrative staff and Scripps Health’s board of trustees.

She succeeded the hospital’s outgoing chief of staff, Dr. Michael Sise.

Hamreus has been part of Scripps Mercy Hospital for a decade, and earlier was at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Previously, she served as a hospitalist at various California hospitals, a role that included patient care, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital medicine.

In the new role, which took effect Jan. 1, her priorities include educational and leadership programs, as well as bringing a new Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center outpatient facility to Scripps Mercy’s San Diego campus.