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Dr. Tom Ivester is Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UNC. In 2017, he assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for UNC Hospitals, providing clinical leadership and strategic direction for inpatient and outpatient services of UNC Hospitals and serving as a liaison between the hospital, the UNC School of Medicine, and UNC Faculty Physicians. He previously served as Medical Director for Quality and Safety In Obstetrics, implementing comprehensive strategies to improve care in obstetrics. Other recent work has included improving health systems in developing countries toward improved survival of mothers and infants, with projects in Zambia, Malawi, and Ghana. Dr. Ivester received his MPH – Leadership from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with a concentration in Quality Improvement, and undertook additional advanced training in applied QI methods.