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

Chief Health Affairs Officer, UVA Health

 

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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    Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

    Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

    Dean, UVA School of Nursing

     

    Baernholdt, an award-winning educator, researcher, and international scholar, mentors students and faculty while directing innovations in patient care and safety.

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    Art Saavedra, MD

    Art Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA

    President, UVA Physicians Group

     

    As president of the UVA Physicians Group, Saavedra works with leaders and teams to drive 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 needs and policy. 

     

     

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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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      Erik Shannon, Interim CEO, UVA Community Health

      Erik Shannon

      Interim CEO, UVA Community Health

       

      Erik Shannon currently serves as interim chief executive officer of UVA Community Health. Shannon has more than 30 years of healthcare experience leading organizational and operational strategy, including strategic planning, operational improvement, restructuring and reorganization, financial planning, and physician practice management.

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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, MPA, chief ambulatory operations officer

      John Bennett, MPA

      Chief Ambulatory Operations Officer

       

      Bennett provides 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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      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

      Kathy Baker, PhD, RN, NE-BC

      Chief Nursing Officer

      Veronica Brill, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

      Associate Chief Nursing Officer, UVA Medical Center

      Alan Dalkin, MD

      Associate Chief Medical Officer, Medicine 

      Gina Engel, MD

      Associate Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care

      Kirsten Greene, MD

      Associate Chief Medical Officer

      Tracey Hoke, MD, MSc

      Chief of Quality and Performance Improvement

      Chad Hoyt, MD

      Executive Director of Clinical Growth and Outreach

      Susan Kirk, MD

      Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Designated Institutional Officer

      Min Y. Lee, MBA, MHA

      Chief Operating Officer, UVA Health Medical Center 

      Michael Marquardt, CHFP

      Chief Financial Officer, Medical Center

      Annette Norton, JM, CPC, CHC, CHP, CHRC

      Chief Corporate Compliance & Privacy Officer, Interim

      Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS

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

      Bart Ragon, MLIS, Ed.D

      Director, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

      Shayna Showalter, MD

      Associate Chief Medical Officer, Surgery

      Jeremy Sibiski, MBA, MHA

      Chief Operating Officer, School of Medicine

      Abdullahi Somo, MBA

      Chief Administrative Officer, UVA Medical Center

      Margaret C. Tracci, MD

      President, Clinical Staff