University of California at Irvine named David Bailey, M.D., as its vice chancellor of health affairs, a new position created in January in response to the closure of UC-Irvine Medical Center’s scandal-plagued liver-transplant program.
Bailey, 61, is currently interim vice chancellor for health sciences and interim dean at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. In his new position, which becomes effective April 1, Bailey will be in charge of restructuring the independent management of UC-Irvine’s hospital and medical school under a single umbrella.
He also will serve as dean of the medical school, replacing Thomas Cesario, M.D., one of several high-ranking administrators who resigned after a federal investigation found serious problems with the 12-year-old liver-transplant program.
The program was shut down in November 2005—the same day that Medicare withdrew its funding.