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Chief Clinical Officer, UNC Health President, UNC Physicians

As the Chief Clinical Officer of UNC Health & President of UNC Physicians, Dr. Ewend has responsibility for the overall physician enterprise of the UNC Health System, a statewide network of 19 hospital campuses and more than 8,200 employed and affiliated physicians and advanced practice providers across more than 1,000 practices.

In addition, he oversees the quality program, the value program, and the partnership of UNC Physicians with our hospitals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was a key leader on our COVID Leadership Team, which was responsible for UNC Health’s response to COVID-19.

In addition, Dr. Ewend is a practicing Neurosurgeon, specializing in neuro-oncology. He served as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery from 2010 until 2019, stepping down to assume the Chief Clinical Officer role of UNC Health.

He joined the faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests center on endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors, especially pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and metastases.