Emory University — Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Emory University invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA), a senior leadership opportunity at one of the nation’s leading research universities. Emory seeks a visionary, ambitious, and experienced leader for its top-ranked health sciences programs and outstanding academic health center. Candidates for this position should have extensive experience in managing and expanding the clinical and research portfolio of an academic health center; directing a medical school unit and clinical enterprise; implementing innovative health care business strategies; leading teams to compete in a highly competitive and evolving health care delivery environment; strongly supporting academic biomedical or public health research; demonstrating uncompromising integrity and an unwavering moral compass; and creating a record of unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Emory University, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, is one the most research-intensive universities in the country—home to world-class biomedical research and exceptional faculty, physician-scientists, and researchers. The EVPHA will lead the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC), which includes the schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Emory Healthcare, one of the nation’s major academic health centers with 11 hospitals and the most comprehensive health care system in Atlanta; Winship Cancer Institute; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; and other units and centers. The deans of the School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, and Nell Hodgson School of Nursing; the directors of Winship Cancer Institute and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center; as well as the CEO of Emory Healthcare all report to the EVPHA.  

During the past five years, Emory’s biomedical research funding in the WHSC increased more than 55%, with a record $894 million in research funding awards in FY21. The EVPHA is expected to build on this foundation and the unique strengths of the whole of the WHSC, and through collaboration with the university, to become the leading health sciences center in transforming health and healing through education, discovery, prevention, and patient care.  The EVPHA will be expected to accelerate the trajectory of the tripartite mission of education, research, and clinical care that builds on distinctive strengths and opportunities at Emory. 

This position provides an enormous opportunity to shape the next era of innovation in research, training, and health care delivery at a premier academic health center within a research-intensive university located in one of the fastest-growing and most diverse metropolitan regions in the nation.  Additional information is available on the EVPHA search website and in the Position Description.

President Gregory L. Fenves and the Search Advisory Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of EVPHA. Interested, qualified individuals should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae along with a bulleted summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held. Emory University has retained Ilene H. Nagel, Neal H. Cohen, and Charles E. Kaler of Education Executives to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via email to:

Ilene H. Nagel, Neal H. Cohen, and Charles E. Kaler
Education Executives, LLC

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable federal and Georgia state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic, or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. Telephone: 404.727.9867 (V) | 404.712.2049 (TDD).