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Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences Sacramento, CA

Dr. David Lubarsky has been named the next Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences at the University of California, Davis, effective July 2018.

Lubarsky is the chief medical and systems integration officer with the University of Miami Health System, a position he has held since 2012. As a leader within the University of Miami’s Health System, Lubarsky has overseen the system’s four hospital and practice chief medical officers as well as patient safety and quality. In addition, he led the University’s self-insured malpractice program, which focuses on prevention, and patient and visitor services, including patient experience. During his tenure at the University of Miami, Lubarsky integrated programs to create system-wide consistent approaches to care and quality improvement, including a new central safety and quality office, a system- wide safety and quality governing board, a system-wide chief medical officer council, a system-wide infection control and antibiotic stewardship program, and a central PI and project management office.

Lubarsky held several other leadership positions at the University of Miami, including CEO of the University of Miami Medical Group, and senior associate dean for safety, quality and risk prevention. He has continually served as the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia since 2001, overseeing the largest anesthesia physician and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist training program in the United States. He holds secondary appointments as a professor in the School of Nursing and as a professor of health sector policy and management in the School of Business. From 1988-2001, Lubarsky was vice chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and Chief of Vascular & Transplant Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care at Duke University.

Lubarsky earned his bachelor’s degree in history and Doctor of Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis. He was the first graduate from their combined undergraduate–medical school curriculum, the Scholars Program in Medicine. He earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and was honored as a Fuqua Scholar, graduating at the top of his class.

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