President Judith Rodin announced on Feb. 17 that Peter G. Traber, M.D., chair of the department of medicine, will serve as interim Health System CEO and Medical School dean until a permanent successor is found.
Stanley Goldfarb, interim chair of the department of medicine, said of Traber, Hes a person of incredible integrity. Hes shown that he can run a very complicated academic department, so hes a perfect choice to run a large and complex health system.
He also added, I think most people in the Medical School have great respect and admiration for what Bill Kelley did.
Kelley, who has been CEO for the past decade, will remain a member of the Medical School faculty and has been asked by Rodin to address broader issues of national health-care policy in his role as executive vice president for health affairs.
Originally published on March 2, 2000