Friday, July 19, 2019

New UC EVP for Health

From a UC news release: The University of California Board of Regents approved today (July 18) Dr. Carrie L. Byington as the next executive vice president of UC Health, comprised of UC’s five academic medical centers, a community-based health system and 18 health professional schools.

Byington has been a clinician and educator her entire career, and her research spans the spectrum from basic laboratory to health systems science. Since 2017, she has concurrently served as vice chancellor for health services at the Texas A&M University System, a multi-institution public university system; senior vice president of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center; and the Jean and Thomas McMullin professor and dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine.

Prior to joining Texas A&M in 2017, Byington spent more than 20 years in teaching and leadership positions with the University of Utah, most recently as associate vice president, faculty and academic affairs, with the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and principal investigator for the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences...

Byington received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas A&M University and doctor of medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, both with honors. Byington trained in pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital and in pediatric infectious diseases at UC San Francisco.

In addition to her leadership role at UC Health, Byington will have a tenured faculty position in pediatrics at UC San Francisco. Byington will start on Oct. 31 and report directly to Napolitano. She succeeds Dr. John D. Stobo, who is retiring in fall 2019 after 11 years with the university and more than four decades in the clinical and academic health science fields.

Byington will receive an annual base salary of $869,800.

Full media release at

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