CEO & EVP Health Affairs, UConn Health Systems
As the health affairs leader for UConn Health, Dr. Andrew Agwunobi is responsible for University of Connecticut’s $1-billion academic health system. Prior to joining UConn Health, Dr. Agwunobi—a pediatrician with an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business—served as managing director and a co-leader of Berkeley Research Group’s Health System performance improvement consulting practice. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Providence Healthcare in Spokane, Wash. He also previously held the positions of president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta and Tenet South Fulton Hospital in Georgia, chief operating officer of California’s St. Joseph Health System, and secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in which he was responsible for Florida’s $16 billion health care administration budget. In 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded Dr. Agwunobi its CEO Circle of Excellence award. Among other honors, he was named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” in 2005 by Georgia Trend magazine, as well as one of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” in 2007 by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Agwunobi served on the Board of Directors of Gonzaga University where he also taught in the business school as adjunct faculty. His book, An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement, was published July 2017 (Health Administration Press, Chicago).