A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, has been reappointed to a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2020.

When making the announcement of Dr. Washington’s reappointment, Vincent E. Price, president of Duke University, stated that “I have seen first-hand his commitment to the highest standards in patient care, education, research and public service. Gene is an effective and collaborative partner across the university in advancing our strategic goals, and I am particularly grateful for the ways in which he has embraced and advanced Duke Health’s engagement with Durham and our broader community. Duke will be a better place for his continued leadership.”

Dr. Washington came to Duke in 2015 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he had served as vice chancellor of health sciences, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and chief executive officer of the UCLA Health System. Before joining the faculty at UCLA in 2010, Dr. Washington was executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, San Francisco. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Dr. Washington is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


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