Leadership

UVA Health represents a network of facilities supporting patient care, research and education. The leadership of this network consists of the following individuals. You can also view UVA Children's leadership.

Jim Ryan, UVA President

James E. Ryan, JD

University President

 

Ryan serves as the ninth president of the University of Virginia. A respected and accomplished educator and legal scholar, he earned his law degree from UVA and previously served on the School of Law faculty for 15 years.

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Craig Kent, Executive VP Health Affairs

K. Craig Kent, MD

Chief Executive Officer, UVA Health

Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Virginia

 

Kent is responsible for overseeing all UVA Health operations and reports directly to the President. A researcher, educator and physician, he is an internationally recognized leader in academic medicine.

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Wendy Horton, CEO, UVA Medical Center

Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, UVA Medical Center

 

Horton collaborates with leaders, physicians, faculty, and team members to achieve the best possible care for patients. She brings more than a decade of academic medical center experience.

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Dean Melina Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA

Melina Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA

Dean, UVA School of Medicine

 

Kibbe is a clinician, researcher, and highly respected educator. As dean and chief health affairs officer, she leads the School of Medicine faculty in all four missions, including clinical strategy and growth, expansion of research in collaboration with other UVA schools, the promotion of educational programs of the highest caliber, and developing partnerships with our community.

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    Pam Cipriano, Dean, UVA School of Nursing

    Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

    Dean, UVA School of Nursing

     

    Cipriano advocates for growing nursing’s influence on healthcare policy and leads efforts to advance the role and visibility of nurses. Her 40-plus-year career has focused on improving the safety and efficiency of care. 

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    Corey Feist, UPG CEO

    Corey Feist, MBA

    Chief Executive Officer, UVA Physicians Group

     

    Feist has served UPG in a number of roles, including Chief Operations Officer, UPG General Counsel, and Chief of Staff. He previously worked as Associate Special Advisor to the CEO of UVA Medical Center. Feist earned his MBA from UVA Darden School of Business. 

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    Chhabra, MD, president of UPG

    Bobby Chhabra, MD

    President, UVA Physicians Group

     

    Chhabra leads the UPG organization in providing administrative and financial functions that support the patient care mission of UVA Health. He chairs the orthopedics department and consults for the UVA Department of Athletics. 

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    Douglas Lischke, CFO

    Douglas E. Lischke, CPA, MBA, CITP, CHFP

    Chief Financial Officer, UVA Health

     

    Lischke oversees all health system finance, consolidated financial reporting, treasury, and revenue cycle management. He serves as the health system senior executive representative to the University. Lischke also represents UVA Health on various boards.

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    Jason Lineen, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer

    Jason Lineen, MBA

    Chief Strategy Officer

     

    As UVA Health’s Chief Strategy Officer, Lineen provides executive counsel and leadership for UVA Health's strategic planning efforts, service line expansion, and transformation initiatives, including structuring strategic affiliations, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

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    Lisa Badeau

    Lisa Badeau

    Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

     

    Badeau works with leaders across UVA Health to ensure that all marketing and communications initiatives align and support strategic goals. Her work focuses on developing multi-channel marketing and communications strategies to keep UVA Health ‘top of mind’ for patients seeking exceptional and compassionate care.

       

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      Amy Karr

      Amy Karr, PhD

      Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation; Senior Associate Vice President, Health System Development

       

      In this role, Karr leads a team of 50 to achieve UVA Health’s goal of $1 billion in the recently launched Honor the Future campaign, and works in partnership with University and UVA Health leadership and volunteers to inspire donors to higher and deeper levels of philanthropic engagement in health.

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      Chip Murray

      Chip Murray, MBA, MPA

      Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

       

      Murray works with the EVP and the senior leadership team on a broad range of strategic priorities and initiatives. He joined UVA Health in 2015 as an administrative fellow and has held a number of leadership positions.

       

       

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      Art Saavedra, MD

      Art Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA

      Chief of Population Health and Health Policy

       

      As Chief of Population Health and Health Policy, Saavedra works with leaders and teams to develop a population health program that drives continuous improvement in the quality and value of the care we provide. He is responsible for ensuring UVA Health is responsive to local, regional, and national health policy. 

       

       

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      Mary Frances Southerland, JD, MBA

      Mary Frances Southerland, JD, MBA

      Chief Administrative Officer, UVA Health

       

      Southerland oversees, directs, and implements critical initiatives for UVA Health, serving a key leadership role in our Northern Virginia strategy. She has been with UVA Health since 2007, most recently serving as General Counsel and Chief of Staff for UVA Physicians Group.

       

       

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      John Bennett, UVA Health's Chief Ambulatory Operations Officer

      John Bennett, MPA

      Chief Ambulatory Operations Officer

       

      Bennett will provide leadership and oversight for clinical ambulatory practice operations, representing over a million annual visits.

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      Tracy M. Downs, MD

      Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS

      Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer

       

      Downs is UVA Health’s leading voice on diversity, equity, and inclusion. He guides efforts to ensure an inclusive, optimal, and respectful learning, training, and working environment.

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      Jennifer Siciliano

      Jennifer Siciliano

      Chief External Affairs Officer

       

      Siciliano leverages her strategic leadership and strong relationships with elected officials and teams at the federal, state, and local levels to support UVA Health's mission and goals.

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      Al Pilong, Jr

      Al Pilong Jr.

      CEO UVA Community Health

       

      Pilong was previously CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System, overseeing operations for Prince William Medical Center, Haymarket Medical Center, Culpeper Medical Center, the medical group and an integrated network of outpatient services. On July 1, UVA Health became the full owner of Novant Health UVA Health System. Now he’ll continue to manage operations in the northern Virginia market.

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      Robin Parkin

      Robin Parkin

      Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO)

       

      Parkin serves as Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). She joined UVA Health in 2015.

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      Additional leadership, in alphabetical order:

      Reid Adams, MD

      Chief Medical Officer and Chair of Surgery

      Veronica Brill, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

      Interim Chief Nursing Officer

      Kirsten Greene, MD

      Associate Chief Medical Officer

      Tracey Hoke, MD, MSc

      Chief of Quality and Performance Improvement

      Susan Kirk, MD

      Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Designated Institutional Officer

      Michael Marquardt

      Chief Financial Officer, Medical Center

      Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS

      Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, School of Medicine

      Bart Ragon, MLIS, Ed.D

      Associate Dean and Interim Director, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

      Jody K. Reyes, MSBA, BSN, OCN

      Interim Chief Operating Officer, Medical Center

      Scott Syverud, MD

      President, Clinical Staff