Still in his first week at the helm of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, new vice chancellor for health affairs Jeff Balser already has enacted a raft of promotions.
Former chief medical officer Wright Pinson has been tapped as the new deputy vice chancellor for health affairs. He will also serve as the CEO of the hospitals and clinics, as well as senior associate dean for clinical affairs.
Stepping into an associate vice chancellor’s role is John Manning, who, in addition to serving as associate vice chancellor for health affairs, will also occupy the roles of chief administrative officer for VUMC, and senior associate dean for operations and administration.
Additionally, Balser named two associate vice chancellors for research. Gordon Bernard and Susan Wente step into the roles overseeing clinical research and basic sciences, respectively. Bernard also will serve as the senior associate dean for clinical sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Wente, meanwhile, will be the senior associate dean for biomedical sciences.
Balser stepped into the leadership roll on Monday following the retirement of predecessor Harry Jacobson.