Ora Pescovitz, M.D., 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-based university. Pescovitz succeeds Robert Kelch, M.D., who has held the position since 2003 and plans to retire this year. Pescovitz, 52, is president and CEO of Clarian Healths 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. She now oversees the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and has a 2009 operating budget of more than $1 billion, as well as the university medical schools 2,600-member faculty, 1,600 students and $340 million in research funds.Submit a letter to the Modern Physician Reader Blog. Please include your name, title, company and hometown. Modern Physician reserves the right to edit all submissions.
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