Dr. David Zambrana Named CEO of UMH

David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University of Miami Hospital.

Zambrana, who was previously the hospital’s chief operating officer, has served as interim CEO since January. He joined the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) as chief nursing officer in 2008.

“We are grateful for David’s extraordinary service and know that under his leadership, UMH will continue to ascend the ranks of the nation’s best academic teaching hospitals,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of the University of Miami Health System-UHealth.

Zambrana, who was chief nursing officer at Tenet hospitals before joining UMH, graduated with honors in the first Doctor of Nursing Practice class at the University of Miami and is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in nursing. Early in his career he worked in cardiac surgery intensive care, trauma, and pediatric intensive care at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

“David has all the characteristics you want in a healthcare executive,” said Joe Natoli, UM’s Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and interim Chief Operating Officer of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth. “He’s a smart, hands-on leader, who is passionate about patients and the people he works with. The University and our community are fortunate to have David in this key role.”

Zambrana says his familiarity with the hospital will contribute to UMH’s continued growth and service to South Florida. “I am honored to be given this opportunity,” he said. “Considering the uncertainty in the healthcare landscape, having someone with extensive experience in both clinical and administrative functions will help advance UHealth as a market leader.”

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