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.
James E. Ryan, JD
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.
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.
Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Medical Center
Wendy is responsible for overseeing all UVA Health Medical Center operations. She brings extensive executive experience from nationally recognized academic medical centers. As a passionate advocate for healthcare quality and care redesign, Wendy leverages optimized care processes and new technology to ensure patient-focused healthcare resources are directed where they are most needed, resulting in a sustainable healthcare system.
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.
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.
J. Scott Just, MD
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Physicians Group
Dr. Just assumed the role of chief executive officer of UVA Physicians Group (UPG) in May of 2023 and is responsible for overseeing all UPG operations. Prior to this appointment, he served as president of Augusta Medical Group and vice president of Augusta Health. Dr. Just practiced emergency medicine in Central Virginia for 23 years.
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Community Health
Culpeper & Northern Virginia
Erik Shannon currently serves as chief executive officer of UVA Community Health. UVA Community Health includes an integrated network of outpatient services across Culpeper and Northern Virginia, together with UVA Culpeper Medical Center, UVA Haymarket Medical Center, and UVA Prince William Medical Center.
James Larner, MD
President, UVA Physicians Group (UPG)
Elected as president by the UVA clinical department chairs to represent clinical faculty in the UVA Physicians Group (UPG), Larner partners with the UPG executive team to oversee the organization.
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO)
Parkin serves as Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). She joined UVA Health in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Bennett, MPA
Chief Ambulatory Operations Officer
Bennett provides leadership and oversight for clinical ambulatory practice operations, representing over a million annual visits.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Nursing Officer
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, UVA Medical Center
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Chief of Quality and Performance Improvement
Executive Director of Clinical Growth and Outreach
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Designated Institutional Officer
Chief Operating Officer, UVA Health Medical Center
Chief Financial Officer, Medical Center
Chief Corporate Compliance & Privacy Officer, Interim
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, School of Medicine
Director, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Surgery
Chief Operating Officer, School of Medicine
Chief Administrative Officer, UVA Medical Center
President, Clinical Staff
Michael A. Williams, MD, FAAP, Diplomate, Clinical Informatics, ABPM
Chief Medical Information Officer, UVA Health