Emory University in Atlanta has named Dr. Jonathan Lewin the next CEO of its academic health system.
Lewin, 56, is senior vice president for integrated healthcare delivery and co-chairman for strategic planning for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. He officially joins Emory on Feb. 1.
In addition to serving as CEO of Emory Healthcare, Lewin will also become the university's executive vice president for health affairs, executive director for Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and board chairman for Emory Healthcare.
With Lewin's appointment, Emory University consolidates four roles under a single leader, after dividing those responsibilities when John Fox left the job earlier this year to become president and CEO of Beaumont Health in suburban Detroit.
“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to join such a strong leadership team, and to be a part of a truly exceptional university,” Lewin said in a statement.
His appointment follows a national search.
An expert and inventor in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, Lewin also currently serves as professor and chairman of the Russell H. Morgan department of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins University, as well as radiologist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Lewin was the director of the division of magnetic resonance imaging and vice chairman for research and academic affairs in the radiology department at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland.
He has developed more than 20 patents and has been principal or co-principal investigator on more than $10 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and other federal and state funding agencies, Emory said in a news release.