Chief Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi is the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs for UConn Health system. In this role he is responsible for University of Connecticut’s $1-billion academic health system.
Prior to joining UConn Health Dr. Andrew Agwunobi — a pediatrician with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business — served as managing director and a co-leader of Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Health System performance improvement consulting practice. Before BRG, Dr. Agwunobi served as CEO of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital region of Providence Health & Services in Spokane, Washington. He also previously held the positions of president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta; president and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia; chief operating officer of 14-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California; and secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in which capacity he was responsible for Florida’s $16 Billion healthcare administration budget.
In 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded Dr. Agwunobi its “CEO Circle of Excellence” award. In 2005, Dr. Agwunobi was named one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine. In 2007, Dr. Agwunobi was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" nationally by Modern Healthcare magazine. Other honors include CEO of the Year, Trailblazer category (Atlanta Business League, 2005), Most Influential Atlantans (Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2005), Speaker and Citizen of the Year (Atlanta Peachtree Rotary, 2004) and Agent of Change award (Catalyst magazine, 2002).
Dr. Agwunobi served on the Board of Directors of Gonzaga University where he also taught in the business school as adjunct faculty. Dr. Agwunobi is a published author. His book, An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement, was published in July 2017 (Health Administration Press, Chicago).
UConn Medical Group Leadership
UConn John Dempsey Hospital Leadership
Board of Directors
- Kenneth Alleyne
- Francis X. Archambault Jr.
University of Connecticut
- Richard M. Barry
Deputy Chief Risk Officer
- Andy F. Bessette
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
- Richard T. Carbray Jr.
Apex Pharmacy, Home Care and Nutritional Center
- Cheryl A. Chase
Co-President, Principal and General Counsel
- Sanford Cloud Jr., Chair
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Cloud Company, LLC
- John F. Droney
Hinckley Allen Snyder, LLP
- Anne Foley
Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary
Office of Policy and Management (OPM)
State of Connecticut
- Joel Freedman
Independent Public Policy Consultant
- Susan Herbst
University of Connecticut
- Timothy A. Holt
Independent Business Consultant
- Renee Coleman-Mitchell
Connecticut Department of Public Health
- Wayne Rawlins
Vice President and Senior Medical Director
Healthcare Services, ConnectiCare, Inc.
- Teresa M. Ressel
Private Company Management
- Kathleen D. Woods
Farmington Woods Golf Club