UA Health Network names new president and CEO - Tucson News Now

UA Health Network names new president and CEO

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Dr. Michael Waldrum (Source: University Of Arizona) Dr. Michael Waldrum (Source: University Of Arizona)

TUCSON (Tucson News Now) - Dr. Michael Waldrum is taking over leadership duties of the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) at the end of January.

As CEO, Dr. Waldrum will lead the networks two hospitals, clinics, health plans and physician practice plan.  Right now, he serves as the CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham, and as vice president of the UAB Health System.

"I am honored by the trust the UAHN Board and the University of Arizona have placed in me to lead this great institution, and to be connected to one of the nation's leading research universities. I'm impressed with the caliber of physicians and staff that I've met and I am looking forward to joining them in the New Year," Dr. Waldrum said in the official announcement.

"Dr. Waldrum brings vision and experience at a critical time in UAHN's history as we prepare to meet the challenges of health-care reform," said Steven W. Lynn, chairman of the UAHN Board of Directors, in a press release.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Waldrum served as chief operating officer and chief information officer of UAB. He has been a member of the medical staff of the UAB School of Medicine since 1995 in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Waldrum graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, received a master's degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.  He is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pulmonology.

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