ANN ARBOR, MI: Pescovitz named CEO of U-M Health System
University of Michigan Health System, March 9, 2009
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has named nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist and researcher Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, MD, as the University's executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the U-M Health System, pending the approval of the Board of Regents at its March 19 meeting. Pescovitz is executive associate dean for research affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she leads basic and clinical research initiatives. She is also president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children and interim vice president for research administration at Indiana. In this new role, which begins May 11, Pescovitz will oversee the U-M Health System: the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, which have more than 12,000 employees and a 2009 operating budget of more than $1 billion; the U-M Medical School, which has more than 2,600 faculty, 1,600 students and trainees and receives more than $340 million in total research funds; and the School of Nursing.