Pacesetter. Change agent. Thought leader. All are well deserved descriptors for Paranjape, who also serves as Chief, General and Acute Care Surgery; Surgical Director, Heartburn and Reflux Program at Newton-Wellesley. Paranjape was at the forefront of changing care models at Cleveland Clinic and was recruited to launch and nurture innovative programs at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is impacting care by breaking down silos, then collaborating and innovating to find a better way, and leading the charge in ground-breaking models of surgical care that influence current and future care models in the best possible ways. Paranjape leads by example, with integrity and grace, while always putting his patients first and is making our MetroWest community a better place for patients, colleagues and families to live and work.