UK HealthCare

First Candidate for EVPHA Set to Interact With Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2017) – The head of one of the country’s most renowned academic physician practice plans will be the first candidate for executive vice president for health affairs (EVPHA) to visit the University of Kentucky campus this week.

Mark F. Newman is currently president of Private Diagnostic Clinic, the physician practice plan for Duke University’s Medical Center, a position he has held since 2014.

Newman will appear in two public forums on the UK campus, Monday, June 26:

  • 7:30 a.m. Pavilion A Auditorium, Chandler Hospital
  • 4:30 p.m. Pavilion A Auditorium, Chandler Hospital

At each forum Newman will speak for about 20 minutes on the future of the academic medical center and then take questions for about a half hour. A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, and a veteran of the Air Force, Newman has been at Duke since 1992 and has held a variety of increasingly senior positions, including professor of medicine and chair of anesthesiology.

Newman will also participate in a variety of meetings with clinical and campus leaders throughout his visit to UK. His full vitae can be found at the EVPHA search website as well as a form for providing feedback about each candidate following the forum.

The other two finalists for this position will appear on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, with public forums both days at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Pavilion A Auditorium at Chandler. Their resumes will be posted approximately 24 hours prior to their campus visits. Feedback from all the forums is due by the close of business, Friday, June 30.

President Eli Capilouto convened a search committee earlier this year to review and interview candidates. It is co-chaired by Eric N. Monday, executive vice president for finance and administration, and Wendy Hansen, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is composed of physicians, administrators, deans and staff.

The search committee – in consultation with Capilouto – interviewed several candidates recently. Capilouto extended invitations to the three finalists appearing on campus this week. The expectation is to extend an offer and have a new EVPHA transitioning in the coming weeks.

The new EVPHA will succeed Dr. Michael Karpf, who has led UK HealthCare for nearly 15 years through a remarkable transformation, growing to a $1.5 billion enterprise with nearly 40,000 inpatient discharges and 1.5 million clinic and outpatient hospital visits annually.

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