New Chief Physician Executive to Lead UToledo Clinical Operations

November 23, 2022 | News, UToday, Alumni, Medicine and Life Sciences
By Staff

The University of Toledo has created a new chief physician executive position to lead the University’s clinical enterprise.

The role, which reports directly to UToledo President Gregory Postel, is responsible for providing vision, strategy, executive leadership and clinical oversight for the University’s clinical operations.


Dr. Kris Brickman will serve as the transitional chief physician executive as a search is conducted for the permanent clinical leader. Brickman, who already serves as the chief physician executive for University of Toledo Physicians physician group, is the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences senior associate dean for innovation and simulation, professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and director of the Office of Global Health.

The chief physician executive will be responsible for setting goals and objectives, alignment of the physician practice model, improving clinical quality and increasing market share all in a customer-friendly environment.

“The chief physician executive is an important leadership position at the University as we continue efforts to evolve and grow our clinical enterprise,” Postel said. “Adding a physician leader to our team will help increase collaboration and alignment between our hospital, clinics and physicians.”

A national search is underway for the chief physician executive position through Slone Partners. Those interested in learning more about the role or becoming a candidate should reach out to Melissa Hurst at by Friday, Dec. 2.

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