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, M.D., 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.
The Miami-Dade School Board on November 18 issued a proclamation recognizing Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, for her career achievements.
On Friday, November 20, a large crane at the construction site of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, future home of UHealth at Coral Gables, hoisted a small pine tree and American flag up to the rooftop, “topping off” what will be the first presence of UHealth - the University of Miami Health System on the Coral Gables campus.
Using “big data” sets and powerful computational screening tools, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a compound that inhibits two different cellular targets in cancer. Their findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.
Fifty years of medical achievements and memories were celebrated recently, as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health marked a milestone. More than 100 people gathered at the Life Science and Technology Park on November 12 to mark five decades since the department became the first academic family medicine department in the United States.
Wearing bright orange shirts emblazoned with the “U,” hundreds of people from UHealth - the University of Miami Health System showed their support for fighting heart disease in our community. More than 600 signed up to be part of Team UHealth and take part in the annual three-mile walk/run hosted by the Miami-Dade County chapter of the American Heart and Stroke Association at Museum Park in downtown Miami.