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University of North Carolina Healthcare System
Dr. William Roper, 66, has been CEO of the healthcare system at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2004. He's also dean of the UNC School of Medicine and the university's vice chancellor for medical affairs. Before joining UNC in 1997, as dean of the School of Public Health, Roper served for three years as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, the predecessor agency to the CMS.