Today, the University of California announced that David Rubin, MD, MSCE, will join the university as executive vice president for UC Health, the largest public academic health system in the country.
Dr. Rubin, a UCSF graduate, comes to UC from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. He brings experience as a national leader in health systems development and public program innovation to improve access and health outcomes for people across the United States.
“I am very pleased, Dr. Welcoming Rubin back to the University of California. “His experience in understanding, addressing and advocating for the health needs of diverse communities will provide a solid foundation for his work to guide the university’s health care system,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, MD “Dr. Rubin has a proven track record of building partnerships between academic health groups and government that will help ensure the university’s health strengths, insights and resources continue to benefit the state and its entire population. As we prepare for Dr. As Rubin begins his role, I would like to thank Dr. “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Talmadge King, who served as interim executive vice president of UC Health while maintaining his duties as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UCSF.”
The Executive Vice President of UC Health plays a central role in building collaborations across the UC health system that bring together the university’s deep expertise to improve the health and well-being of all Californians. As part of the Office of the President, the Executive Vice President of UC Health focuses on ensuring the health system serves as a partner with the state to achieve health improvement goals, increasing the financial resiliency of UC health campuses, driving distinction and excellence, and improving the Access to health services in underserved regions. If Dr. Rubin takes up his position on October 23rd, he will become Dr. Report to Drake.
“Improving the health and well-being of all Californians while reducing disparities is one of the most critical issues we face as a society. UC is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare for both essential and complex needs while educating the healthcare workforce of the future. These capacities are critical to achieving health equity for all in California,” said UC Regent John A. Pérez, chair of the UC Regents Health Services Committee. “The energy and expertise that Dr. Ruby brings with him will be an important factor in moving us forward on this mission.”
As director of population health innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which serves more than 500,000 children and adolescents annually, Dr. Rubin programs to improve the value and quality of health care services patients receive. At the PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Rubin leads a team that conducts research in population health, implementation science and community partnership research. He was a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and associate program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rubin was also a member of the Pentagon’s Military Family Readiness Council and a presidential appointee to the White House Commission to Eliminate Deaths from Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Rubin has authored over 120 manuscripts, including notable works in Health Affairs, JAMA, and Pediatrics, and edited chapters in major pediatric texts, focusing on health care quality and access for children in low-income families and delivery system interventions lies that enable return value for public health programs.
“The opportunity to return to the University of California is an honor. “The groundbreaking work being done at the University’s academic health centers and medical schools has enabled them to improve Californians’ access to needed services and add value to communities across the state and beyond,” said Dr. Ruby. “I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated colleagues across the UC system who are caring for patients, pioneering important biomedical research and training the next generation of healthcare professionals.”
Dr. Rubin earned a medical degree from UCSF and completed his clinical training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also earned a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Rubin receives an annual base salary of $960,000.
About University of California Health
University of California Health includes six academic health centers, 20 medical schools, a Global Health Institute and system-wide services that improve the health of patients and the university’s students, faculty and staff. All UC hospitals are among the best in California, and their medical schools and health professions schools are nationally ranked in their respective fields.