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URMC identifies next CEO in David Linehan

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is set to welcome a new chapter in its leadership with the appointment of David Linehan as the new CEO. Starting February 1, 2024, Linehan will also take on the roles of dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and senior vice president for health sciences. This announcement marks a significant transition for URMC, one of the leading medical institutions in the region.


Linehan, who has been at the helm of URMC’s surgery department for the past nine years, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. In a press release, he expressed his commitment to addressing the numerous challenges in healthcare delivery while focusing on expanding and improving clinical, educational, and research endeavors. Linehan’s vision is to enhance services for patients, faculty, allied health professionals, trainees, staff, and the broader community, emphasizing the growing demand for healthcare services.

Succeeding Dr. Mark Taubman, Linehan’s leadership is expected to steer URMC towards new heights in the healthcare sector. His appointment comes at a time when the industry faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities, positioning URMC to continue its legacy of excellence in medical education, patient care, and research under his guidance.