On Monday, August 31, the campus will hold a forum for the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs candidate, David Mahvi, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mahvi will share his background and vision for the academic medical center.
Dr. David Mahvi served as President of Northwestern Medical Group from 2013 until September of this year. As President, Dr. Mahvi oversaw the ambulatory operations of Northwestern and directed an organization of over 1,100 physicians and 2,200 staff charged with providing care to more than 700,000 patients a year. He led the Northwestern Medical Group during the integration of Northwestern Physicians Group and the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation into Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Mahvi also served as the James R. Hines Professor of Surgery, and chief division of gastrointestinal and oncologic surgery.
Prior to joining Northwestern in 2008, Dr. Mahvi served for 19 years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison ultimately as Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. He led a research laboratory in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering.
The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for surgeons, elected Dr. Mahvi as Chair for 2014-2015. During his tenure, he developed national policy on the education and management of the surgical workforce. He joined the ABS in 2007 as a representative of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), where he also served as President.
A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Mahvi completed his undergraduate work in microbiology and pre-medicine at the University of Oklahoma and went on to obtain his MD at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then served his residency and completed a research fellowship in immunology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Mahvi's research interests have focused on the development of new biomedical devices in the treatment of liver cancer—he is a national and international authority in the field of hepatobiliary cancer, and has previously developed, manufactured, and performed clinical trials of novel biologics.
Dr. Mahvi has authored/ co-authored 100+ peer reviewed research articles, has presented both nationally and internationally on cancer-related topics, and has been a national speaker on the design of health care systems. His work has led to collaborations with the engineering school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and subsequently with the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Dr. Mahvi has also collaborated in creating joint educational programs for engineers and clinical trainees.
The candidate forum will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. at the College of Pharmacy, 833 South Wood Street, room 134-1 Auditorium, with a reception immediately following. The forum will also be webcast live at media.uillinois.edu, select “Public Sessions” on the top-left corner of the page. RSVP to TeresaS@uic.edu. To allow Dr. Mahvi to respond to as many questions as possible, please submit your question in advance to TeresaS@uic.edu.
I welcome your feedback of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs candidates and hope you will take a few minutes to complete the evaluation form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UICVCHA-DM.
Thank you for your participation.
Michael D. Amiridis
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As we approach the conclusion of the search process for the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, we invite you to attend the candidate forum for each of the five finalists for this very important leadership position. The candidates will share their background and present their vision for the academic health center. The candidates will also respond to questions submitted in advance and, if time permits, additional questions from the audience.
The Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs will be primarily responsible for the oversight of the seven health science colleges and their respective regional campuses, as well as the healthcare delivery system – our hospital and clinics, Outpatient Care Center, Mile Square Health Center and sites. Our colleges and health care system are recognized for the excellence and innovation of our faculty research, the quality of our patient care, and our commitment to the city and the state.
All forums are 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy Auditorium, 134-1, on the following dates:
Candidate 1: Monday, August 31
Candidate 2: Monday September 14
Candidate 3: Wednesday, September 16
Candidate 4: Monday, September 21
Candidate 5: Wednesday, September 23
Each candidate forum will be webcast live at [http://media.uillinois.edu]. Select “Public Sessions” on the top-left corner of the page.
A reception for the candidate will immediately follow each forum and will be held in the lobby of the College of Pharmacy Building, 833 S. Wood Street.
RSVP to TeresaS@uic.edu. To allow the candidates to respond to as many questions as possible, please submit your questions in advance to TeresaS@uic.edu.
Thank you for your participation.
Michael D. Amiridis
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August 25, 2015
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