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Search Committee Formed for Department of Medicine Leadership

March 25, 2013

As many of you are aware, Dr. Wayne Alexander, our friend and esteemed chair of the Department of Medicine and service chief for medicine in Emory Healthcare, will be stepping down later this year. Finding a successor to follow in Dr. Alexander's footsteps will not be an easy task, but it is one we undertake with great enthusiasm. We are determined to attract the finest candidates in the nation and to identify a leader who will continue Dr. Alexander's tradition of excellence.

We have an exceptional search committee in place to immediately undertake this important task (please see list below). The committee will be chaired by Laureen L. Hill, MD, MBA, professor and chair, Department of Anesthesiology, and service chief for anesthesiology in Emory Healthcare, and Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, professor and chair, Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology; deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute; and service chief for hematology & medical oncology in Emory Healthcare.

Best regards,

Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil
Dean, Emory Medicine
Vice President for Health Center Integration,
Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Chairman, Board of Directors, The Emory Clinic

Search Committee



Richard D. Cummings, PhD
William P. Timmie Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine

Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, DSN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Academic Advancement
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Mandy L. Ford, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine

Deena Gilland, MSN, RN, OCN
Acting Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Emory Ambulatory Patient Services

Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP
Deputy Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair, Grady Clinical Operations
Grady Health System
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Heather Hamby, MPH
Associate Vice President for Health Center Integration
Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Executive Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer
Emory University School of Medicine

Allan Levey, MD, PhD
Betty Gage Holland Chair
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director
Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Service Chief, Neurology
Emory Healthcare

Douglas C. Morris, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Director
The Emory Clinic
Chairman
Emory Specialty Associates

Timothy W. Olsen, MD
F. Phinizy Calhoun Senior Professor
Chairman of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Emory Eye Center
The Emory Clinic
Service Chief, Ophthalmology
Emory Healthcare
Charles Parkos, MD, PhD
Director, MD/PhD Program
Professor, Department of Pathology
Emory University School of Medicine

Dane Peterson
Chief Executive Officer
Emory University Hospital Midtown

John F. Sweeney, MD, FACS
Interim Chair, Department of Surgery
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
W. Dean Warren Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Service Chief, General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Emory Healthcare

Support to Committee
Gregory H. Jones, EdD
Associate Vice President for Health Affairs
Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Executive Recruiter
Warren E. Ross, MD
Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International

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