Ora Pescovitz, a pediatric endocrinologist and researcher, was named chief executive officer of the University of Michigan Health System and executive vice president for medical affairs at the Ann Arbor university.
If approved by the Board of Regents in a vote expected March 19, Pescovitz would succeed Robert Kelch, who has held the positions since 2003 and plans to retire this year. Pescovitz is president and CEO of Clarian Health’s Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, as well as associate dean for research affairs and interim vice president for research administration at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Beginning May 11 she would oversee the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, which includes an 849-bed hospital and has a 2009 operating budget of more than $1 billion, as well as the U-M Medical School’s 2,600-member faculty, 1,600 students and $340 million in research funds.
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