Edward Abraham, M.D., has been named executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System effective January 1, 2018.
Abraham, who joined the Miller School of Medicine as dean and chief academic officer on July 1, 2017, has been serving concurrently as acting executive vice president and CEO since September 15. During his three-month tenure, he has focused on transforming key areas of the health system and strengthening UHealth’s position in today’s dynamic landscape of health care delivery, research, and education.
“Dr. Abraham has been diligent in steering our dedicated UHealth team through changes to ensure stability and strategic focus,” said University of Miami President Julio Frenk. “He has already made progress on a clear path to improved patient access and experience. He has overseen the final steps in transitioning the health system to a single hospital license, and he has restructured the medical school’s research strategy.”
In order to recruit and retain top talent, Abraham, the department chairs, and the faculty have spearheaded the approval and implementation of a new faculty compensation plan to ensure that salaries are competitive locally, regionally, and nationally.
As executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of UHealth, Abraham will continue to be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the health system, reporting directly to Frenk.
“I intend to work very closely with him and his leadership team to ensure that we firmly position our institution to face current and future challenges on a strong footing,” said Frenk.
Abraham will continue to serve as dean of the Miller School until a new dean is named. A national search for his successor will begin immediately.