The University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville and Shands Jacksonville have had multiple recent appointments within senior leadership.
Burkhart Appointed UF Senior Associate Dean for Medical Center Affairs
James R. Burkhart, D.Sc., MHHA, FACHE
James R. Burkhart, D.Sc., MHHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Shands Jacksonville, has been appointed senior associate dean for medical center affairs for the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Burkhart will partner with Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, in providing leadership and accountability for the overall strategic and operation planning for the UF&Shands Jacksonville campus. He will ensure the goals for Shands Jacksonville Medical Center are aligned with the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville to become the provider of choice and improve market share within the North Florida region. As a senior leader within the Health Science Center, Burkhart will collaborate with the dean to lead the development and implementation of common policies, procedures and practice standards for patient care, quality, safety and satisfaction.
Dr. Daniel Wilson Appointed Shands Jacksonville Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., vice president for health affairs for the University of Florida and dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, has been appointed senior vice president for academic affairs for Shands Jacksonville. Wilson will partner with Jim Burkhart, Shands Jacksonville's president and CEO, in providing leadership and accountability for the overall strategic and operational planning for the UF&Shands Jacksonville campus. He will ensure the goals for the UF Health Science Center Jacksonville are aligned with Shands Jacksonville Medical Center to advance the enterprise as the region's sole academic health center and market leader. As a senior leader within Shands Jacksonville, Wilson will collaborate with the Shands Jacksonville CEO to lead the development and implementation of common policies, procedures and practice standards for patient care, quality, safety and satisfaction.
Tepas Appointed Shands Jacksonville Chief Medical Information Officer
Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D.
Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D., a UF professor and chief of pediatric surgery in Jacksonville, has been appointed chief medical information officer for Shands Jacksonville. Tepas will provide clinical leadership for the strategic planning, management, integration and implementation of clinical information systems and technology supporting the mission, values and goals of UF and Shands Jacksonville. He will also provide oversight for clinical health information management, including the ongoing optimization of the Jacksonville campus Epic electronic medical record system. Tepas will report to David J. Vukich, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer/chief quality officer at Shands Jacksonville, and Kari Cassel, senior vice president and chief information officer at the UF Health Science Center.
Dr. George Wilson Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
George R. Wilson III, M.D.
George "Skip" Wilson III, M.D., a UF adjunct professor of community health and family medicine, has been appointed senior associate dean for clinical affairs for the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Wilson will work in partnership with the department chairs and others at the college, as well as UF Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc.; UF Jacksonville Physicians, Inc.; and Shands Jacksonville to recruit faculty and develop clinical programs that provide the highest quality of patient care, deliver services in a cost-effective manner, and jointly with the hospital produce the largest financial margin across the enterprise.
Benrubi Appointed UF Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Guy I. Benrubi, M.D., FACOG
Guy I. Benrubi, M.D., FACOG, a UF professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology in Jacksonville, has been appointed senior associate dean for faculty affairs for the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Benrubi will serve as an ombudsperson for the faculty. He will serve in an advisory capacity on issues of faculty performance and evaluation. He will work with department chairs, faculty council and other deans to regularly assess and develop programs to meet the academic needs of the faculty. Benrubi will serve as consultant and/or lead for chair and senior faculty searches, oversee the approval process for outside activities, and serve as member of the UFCOMJ Industry Conflict of Interest Committee. At the request of faculty, Benrubi will provide advice on clinical, research and education portfolios as they relate to tenure and promotion and work with departments on effective mentoring for assistant- and associate-level faculty to facilitate successful tenure and promotion.
Dixon Appointed Shands Jacksonville Vice President and Senior Counsel
Jonathan Dixon, J.D.
Jonathan "Tre" Dixon, J.D., has joined Shands Jacksonville as vice president and senior counsel for Shands Jacksonville. Dixon served as a member of the organization's legal department for three years before joining Adecco Group NA. He returned to Shands Jacksonville in August 2012.
Anderson Appointed Chief Administrative Officer of Shands Jacksonville North Project
Mark Anderson, D.Sc., M.S.H.H.A.
Mark Anderson, D.Sc., M.S.H.H.A., has joined Shands Jacksonville as chief administrative officer of the Shands Jacksonville North project. He will provide the leadership and assume responsibility for the overall strategic and operational planning. He will be responsible for all aspects of the construction, physician recruitment, community relationship-building and opening of Shands Jacksonville North. Anderson has more than 20 years of leadership experience at the CEO and chief operating officer levels of health care organizations, including a nationally recognized children's hospital, as well as internationally renowned organizations involved in humanitarian assistance and health education.