The physician executive-led University of North Carolina School of Medicine has named two physician leaders to key posts, William Roper, M.D., dean-designate of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO-designate of the UNC Health Care System announced today.
Robert Golden, M.D. was named vice dean of the UNC School of Medicine, where he will assist Roper in medical education, research, faculty affairs and other areas, according to the university.
Marschall Runge, M.D., was appointed president of UNC Physicians and will supervise the faculty practice plan, the 870-doctor UNC Physicians & Associates. He will serve as chief of staff for functions such as accreditation, quality improvement, disease management and related matters, the university says.
Both appointments are effective March 1.
Golden presently is chairman of the UNC Department of Psychiatry and has been with UNC for 19 years. He is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and completed an internship, residency and chief residency in psychiatry at the UNC.
Runge is chairman of the UNC Department of Medicine and will continue in that position part time, the university says. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was an intern and resident in internal medicine. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Roper, the former UNC Dean of the School of Public Health, was appointed CEO by the university's board of directors Jan. 23. He was the top administrator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1990-93 and also served a stint as the administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration under President Reagan.