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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K. 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, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, CEO of UVA Health University Medical Center

Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, UVA Medical Center


Horton 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, Horton 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.

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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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    UVA UPG CEO J. Scott Just, MD

    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. 


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    Erik Shannon, CEO, UVA Community Health

    Erik Shannon

    Chief Executive Officer, UVA Community Health
    Culpeper & Northern Virginia


    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.

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    James Larner, MD

    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.



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    Robin Parkin

    Robin Parkin

    Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO)


    Parkin serves as Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). She oversees and directs the overall strategy and daily functions of information technology at UVA Health. 

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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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    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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      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


      Dr. 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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      Peter Paige, MD, MMM, CPE, FACEP, FACPE, Chief Clinical Officer

      Peter Paige, MD, MMM, CPE, FACEP, FACPE

      Chief Clinical Officer

      Dr. Paige is responsible for the efficiency and standardization of clinical operations and enhancing quality across all four of our hospitals, clinics, and any place we may provide clinical care. 

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      Krista Barnes, JD, is Chief Corporate Compliance & Privacy Officer at UVA Health

      Krista Barnes, JD

      Chief Corporate Compliance & Privacy Officer


      Barnes is the chief corporate compliance and privacy officer of UVA Health. She oversees the strategic direction of UVA Health’s compliance and privacy programs and leads our work to protect patient privacy.

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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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      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

      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

      Michael A. Williams, MD, FAAP, Diplomate, Clinical Informatics, ABPM

      Chief Medical Information Officer, UVA Health