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
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.
David S. Wilkes, MD
Dean, UVA School of Medicine
Wilkes is a board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He also serves as the national director of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will provide 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.
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.
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO)
Parkin serves as Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). She joined UVA Health in 2015.
Chief Medical Officer and Chair of Surgery
Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Chief of Quality and Performance Improvement
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Designated Institutional Officer
Chief Financial Officer, Medical Center
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, School of Medicine
Associate Dean and Interim Director, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Interim Chief Operating Officer, Medical Center
President, Clinical Staff