Brian Goldstein named UNC Hospitals’ executive vice president and COO

Thursday, May 13, 2010 — Goldstein currently serves as UNC Hospitals’ chief of staff and as the UNC School of Medicine’s executive associate dean for clinical affairs.

  Brian Goldstein named UNC Hospitals’ executive vice president and COO
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Briain Goldstein, MD, MBA

CHAPEL HILL — Brian P. Goldstein, MD, MBA, will become UNC Hospitals’ next executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) effective July 1, 2010. In this position, Goldstein will oversee UNC Hospitals’ operations, including an annual operating budget of over $1 billion and a staff of more than 7,000.

Goldstein, who currently serves as UNC Hospitals’ chief of staff and as the UNC School of Medicine’s executive associate dean for clinical affairs, is uniquely suited for this position given his history at UNC and his diverse background. He has served as a member of UNC Health Care’s leadership team and served as chair of the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Liability Insurance Trust Fund Council and Teaching Physicians Oversight Committee.

He also supervised the Performance Improvement Division, the Patient Safety Office and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. He has a reputation for building strong relationships with physicians, health care professionals and colleagues at UNC Hospitals and beyond. 

Goldstein will follow Todd Peterson as UNC Hospitals’ executive vice president and COO. Peterson, who will retire June 30, 2010, has directed UNC Hospitals’ operations since 1989.   

In addition, Christopher S. Ellington, MBA, will be assuming the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer beginning July 1, 2010.

Media contact: Tom Hughes, (919) 966-6047, tahughes@unch.unc.edu

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