New Chancellor Takes The Reins

April 6, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

An internationally renowned clinical investigator, health-policy scholar and former executive at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLAA), A. Eugene Washington, MD, has assumed his new role as Duke University chancellor for health affairs and the president and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System.

Washington, who began work at Duke on April 1, succeeds Victor J. Dzau, M.D., who stepped down as the university’s senior medical officer last June to become president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.

Washington now oversees the Duke University Health System, which includes the medical school, nursing school and extensive programs for patient care, biomedical research and community service.

To extend a warm welcome, visit Duke Medicine.

photo: A. Eugene Washington, MD, Duke's new chancellor for health affairs and president and chief executive officer of DUHS, is greeted by Beverly Hester, a financial analyst with Medical Oncology. The pair met at an ice cream social held on Friday, April 3, in the DMP lobby. Hester has been affiliated with Duke since 1999.