Emory Welcomes New Leader for Health Affairs

Jack Kearse

Jonathan S. Lewin spent his first day as executive vice president for health affairs at Emory walking the corridors of Emory University Hospital, meeting some of the doctors, nurses,and staff who will support him as executive director for Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, and chair of the Board of Directors of Emory Healthcare.

Lewin, who started February 1, most recently served as senior vice president for integrated health care delivery and as cochair for strategic planning for Johns Hopkins Medicine and professor and chair of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins University. He served as radiologist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital and held appointments as professor of oncology, neurosurgery, and biomedical engineering.

"I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to join such a strong leadership team and to be a part of a truly exceptional university," says Lewin. "It is exciting to join the outstanding faculty and staff of Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory Healthcare in educating tomorrow's health care workforce, pursuing discovery and innovation in the health sciences, and providing skilled and compassionate care to our patients."

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Lewin was the director of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and vice chairman for research and academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

""His insights as a leader, clinician, and researcher will benefit our patients, faculty, students, and staff, as well as the state of Georgia and beyond," says President James Wagner.

He is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and of the American College of Radiology. He will continue to serve as president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (North America's oldest radiology professional organization), president of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology, and president-elect of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments.

Lewin is internationally recognized as a pioneer in interventional and intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging. He has developed more than twenty patents, and has been principal or coprincipal investigator on more than $10 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.

Lewin's appointment in December followed an extensive national search, led by a search committee chaired by Claire Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory.

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