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New CEO of UNC Health Care

December 17, 2018

As you have likely heard, Dr. A. Wesley Burkes was named CEO of UNC Health Care, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Burks will begin his new role on January 15.


Prior to being approved by the Board of Governors today, Burks received unanimous approval by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors and UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees.


Dr. Burks has a long history with health care and the UNC system. He has spent over 30 years caring for patients, conducting research, educating trainees and leading institutions.  He joined UNC in 2011 and in 2015 he was named executive dean of the UNC School of Medicine.


A full copy of the press release can be found online:


Emily Ziegler, Director of Government Affairs