Steven Altschuler, M.D., Named UM Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth

Nov 24, 2015, 13:14 ET from University of Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., a renowned physician and health care administrator who served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The Children's Hospital Foundation for the past 15 years, has been named senior vice president of health affairs at the University of Miami and chief executive officer of UHealth-University of Miami Health System.

In his new position, Altschuler will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the University's clinical delivery system, which includes the University's hospitals, faculty practice plan, and clinics.  He will report directly to UM President Julio Frenk and also fulfill an advising role to the executive vice president and provost of the University, the senior vice president of business and finance and chief financial officer of the University, and the Board of Trustees in order to provide strategic leadership to align clinical and research investments.

Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, founder of UHealth and dean since 2006, will continue to serve as the head of the school, providing academic leadership to its educational and research missions.

"I am extremely grateful for the University's confidence in me to lead this amazing system, along with the help of a skilled and dedicated team. The opportunity to be part of the institution during such an innovative era in health care and scientific research is exciting," said Altschuler, who begins his new position January 1, 2016.

"Steven Altschuler has a wealth of experience as a leader in both health care administration and the delivery of excellent and compassionate patient care. As senior vice president of health affairs, he will spearhead UHealth's continued advancement as a world-class academic medical enterprise serving the Americas and beyond," said President Frenk. "We are grateful to Dean Goldschmidt, who has been instrumental in the Miller School's progress as one of the nation's top medical schools and will continue to provide leadership in our academic and research efforts."

As South Florida's only academic-based health system, UHealth combines patient care, research, and education to create a leading-edge approach to health care.

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