MUSC announces three presidential finalists

MUSC announces three presidential finalists

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - MUSC narrowed the field of candidates to three in its search for the next president of the university.

Dr. David Cole is currently the chairman of the Department of Surgery at MUSC and is also president of MUSC Physicians.

Cole has served as department chair since 2003, according to his resume. He is also the medical director for MUSC's Center for Cellular Therapy. He previously served as a program leader for cancer immunology at the Hollings Cancer Center. He is a 1986 graduate of Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Joanne Conroy is the chief health care officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC.

Conroy is a graduate of MUSC and was chief resident of anesthesiology from 1985 to 1986 and was on faculty at the MUSC Department of Anesthesiology until 2001. Her resume states she later served in chief medical officer, vice president of academic affairs and executive vice president  roles in New Jersey hospitals before taking her current position in 2008.

Dr. Ora Pescovitz has been executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan since 2009.

Prior to her current role, she was an interim vice president for research administration at Indiana University from 2007 to 2009 and president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis from 2004 to 2009. She earlier served in a variety of faculty positions at Indiana University since 1988, according to her resume. Pescovitz is a 1979 graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

There is no word as to when a decision will be made.

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