Steven Altschuler, MD has been selected as the CEO of the University of Miami Health System following a search conducted by Isaacson, Miller. Dr. Altschuler will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the University's clinical delivery system, which includes the University's hospitals, faculty practice plan, and clinics. Altschuler, a renowned physician and health care administrator, served as president and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The Children's Hospital Foundation. Over his 15-year tenure, Altschuler led CHOP's transformation from a traditional academic medical center into a world leader in pediatric health care, research, education, and advocacy for children, with strong ties to the University of Pennsylvania.
The search was led by John Isaacson and Ariannah Mirick and is among the firm's many completed executive searches in the academic healthcare sector.
Academic medical centers defy standardization: they vary in their organization, geography, scholarly emphasis, and clinical reach. The healthcare consultants at Isaacson, Miller bring both fluency in the core missions of AMCs as well as a commitment to investing the time necessary to understand the unique culture, structure, and business of each institution they serve. Our clients include major and emerging medical centers, publics and privates, urban and rural. Among our recent senior executive placements are the following:
The Washington University in St. Louis selected David H. Perlmutter, MD as its Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, effective December 2015. Dr. Perlmutter served as the Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and also as the Vira I. Heinz Endowed Chair of Pediatrics.
The University of Virginia selected David Wilkes, MD as it Dean of UVA School of Medicine, effective September 2015. Dr. Wilkes served as executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Virginia Commonwealth University selected Marsha Rappley, MD as its Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health Systems, effective August 2015. Dr. Rappley previously served as dean of Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. A national leader in academic medicine, she was elected as chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges and serves on its Research Advisory Panel.
Duke University selected A. Eugene Washington, MD as its Chancellor of Health Affairs and President & CEO of Duke University Health System, effective April 2015. Dr. Washington previously served as vice chancellor for health sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, and chief executive officer of the UCLA Health System, where he was also a distinguished professor of gynecology and health policy and held the Gerald S. Levey, MD Endowed Chair.
The University of California, San Francisco selected Sam Hawgood, MBBS as its Chancellor, effective July 2014. Dr. Hawgood has served UCSF in various roles for more than 30 years, including as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and as vice chancellor for medical affairs. He recently recapped the highlights of the past year and outlined four key priorities in his address.
The University of Minnesota selected J. Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA as its Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School, effective February 2014. Dr. Jackson previously served as director of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania selected J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD as Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, effective July 2011. An internationally recognized physician-scientist specializing in molecular endocrinology, Dr. Jameson previously served as dean of the School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
New York University selected Robert Grossman, MD as CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center and Dean of the School of Medicine, effective July 2007. As dean and CEO, he leads NYU School of Medicine and NYU Hospitals Center, the latter comprising Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Grossman previously served as a professor of radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, physiology and neuroscience at NYU.
The complexity of these positions requires a meticulous search process in order to identify a pool of candidates that possess the breadth of proficiencies needed to achieve outstanding results in these roles. Isaacson, Miller serves these institutions with extensive networks and deep knowledge of the relevant talent as well as a thorough understanding of the research, education, and patient care missions of these leading healthcare systems.