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Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical School Dean at the University of Michigan

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., is chief executive officer of Michigan Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan and dean of the Medical School. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in March 2015, he was executive dean and chair of the Department of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, where he was instrumental in guiding the academic and clinical leadership of the School of Medicine and the UNC Health Care System. He was also principal investigator and director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. He was elected to the Eli Lilly and Company board of directors in 2013.

Before joining the UNC faculty in 2000, Runge held the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine and was director of the Division of Cardiology and the Sealy Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Runge earned his doctorate in molecular biology at Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. He was a cardiology fellow and faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital before joining Emory University as an associate professor of medicine in 1989. Runge has been a physician-scientist for his entire career, combining basic and translational research and education with the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases. He is the author of over 200 publications in the field and holds five patents for novel approaches to health care.

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