Pescovitz will be the executive vice president of medical affairs and CEO
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., was appointed as the University's executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the U-M Health System, pending approval of the Board of Regents in March 2009. Pescovitz will begin her career at the University on May 11, 2009.
Pescovitz is a nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist and researcher. She currently serves as executive associate dean for research affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she leads basic and clinical research initiatives. She also is president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children and interim vice president for research administration, overseeing the research infrastructure at IU's eight campuses.
She succeeds Robert P. Kelch, M.D., who has served as the Health System’s executive vice president for medical affairs since September 2003 and plans to retire later this year.
Bell is Medical School chief administrative officer
James Bell, J.D., C.P.A, became the Medical School chief administrative officer effective February 1, 2009.
In this role, Bell is the senior administrative officer in the Medical School and oversees the administrative operations of the School and its Faculty Group Practice. He also leads the Health System’s administrative integration efforts.
Bell has been part of the Health System family for 30 years, serving nearly 20 years in HHC Finance before joining the Medical School in 1999 as chief administrator for the Department of Surgery.
As chief administrator for the Department of Surgery, Bell was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the second largest department in the Medical School. Among his many accomplishments, he oversaw the transitions of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Urology from sections of the Department of Surgery into full-fledged departments of their own. He also played a critical role in bringing the Faculty Group Practice/Ambulatory Care Partnership to fruition.
Donn is reappointed by American Academy of Pediatrics
Steven M. Donn, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, director, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, was re-appointed as chair of the Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, American Academy of Pediatrics. The COMLRM is a group of pediatricians appointed by the AAP Board of Directors to address emerging medicolegal issues affecting pediatrics. These are nationally recognized experts in risk management, professional liability insurance and trends in medical malpractice claims.
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