Duke University has hired Victor Dzau, a cardiovascular physician, as president and chief executive officer of three-hospital Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C., effective May 6.
Dzau, 57, also will be the university's chancellor for health affairs effective July 1.
He leaves a position as professor at Harvard Medical School, his second stint at the medical school. When he returned to Harvard in 1996, Dzau also took up duties as chairman of the department of medicine, physician-in-chief and director of research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
Dzau taught at Stanford University School of Medicine before returning to Harvard. He replaces Ralph Snyderman, M.D., an immunologist, who is scheduled to retire in June after 15 years as the university's senior medical official.