Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA
As CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center, Wendy collaborates with leaders, physicians, faculty, and team members to achieve the best possible care for our patients, and focus on cutting-edge research that can transform patient outcomes well beyond our walls. She partners with these stakeholders on program development and improvement initiatives to deliver patient-centered, cost-effective, and high-quality care.
Wendy brings more than a decade of academic medical center experience, as well as deep clinical and operational expertise to meet new challenges at UVA and to position the hospital for sustained success.
Before taking on the role of CEO, she served as the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she was responsible for optimizing clinical operations and driving innovation to respond to immediate high stakes challenges.
Prior to joining UVA, Wendy served as the Chief Administrative Officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. There she worked to develop and implement a united physician compensation plan and transformed the institution’s caliber of faculty through a robust growth plan.
Previously, she served as the VP of Operations at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where she helped commission and construct a new $235M hospital and hired more than 600 employees in less than one year.
Wendy holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University. She is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.