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Johns to be interim medical CEO at Michigan

Emory Report | March 18, 2014

Michael M.E. Johns will leave Emory in June and return to his medical school alma mater, University of Michigan, to serve as interim executive vice president for medical affairs and interim CEO of the health system.

Johns is a professor in medicine and public health at Emory. He is the former chancellor of the university from 2007 to 2012 and former CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, executive vice president for health affairs, and chairman of Emory Healthcare from 1996 to 2007.

Johns is a member of several corporate boards, including Johnson & Johnson, AMN Healthcare Services and Genuine Parts Company; former dean and chair of surgery at Johns Hopkins, past chair of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical College, and a member of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) editorial board. He also served as an adviser to the White House on health care reform in the 1990s, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.