Has been at the UofL School of Medicine for 20 years
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — Dr. Gregory Postel, who had been serving as interim CEO of University of Louisville Physicians, has been named permanent CEO of the organization.
“I’ve been at the UofL School of Medicine for 20 years, and I care a lot about the school and the clinical practices,” Postel said. “It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come, and what is on the horizon. I’m honored my colleagues have placed their trust in me to lead this effort.
Along with his appointment as CEO, Postel was named Vice Dean of clinical affairs at the UofL School of Medicine, a decision approved by the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees. In that position, Postel is responsible for the clinical faculty at the school.
All UofL faculty perform their clinical duties through UofL Physicians. Research and teaching are conducted through the school, and the chairs of the school’s clinical departments serve on the UofL Physicians board, which manages the clinical practice mission of the faculty. The Vice Dean of clinical affairs position had remained vacant as UofL Physicians developed.
“With Greg in both positions, it will provide continuity as we see more and more crossover between the school and the clinical practices,” said Dr. Toni Ganzel, dean of the UofL School of Medicine. “He is exceptionally skilled and talented and the right person to lead us in this new era. He has been instrumental in integrating the practice groups into this new company and in helping to promote a more cohesive strategy and culture.”
UofL Physicians was created in 2011, bringing 26 practices affiliated with physicians from the school, which had operated as independent health care companies, into a single entity. Today, UofL Physicians has about 600 physicians and 1,200 employees.
Postel, who also serves as chairman of the board for UofL Physicians, had served as interim CEO since the departure of the organization’s first CEO, Mike Bukosky, in November 2013. When Postel was named permanent CEO, the UofL Physicians board voted to combine the position of CEO and board chairman.
Postel also leads the radiology practice at UofL Physicians and is chair of the Department of Radiology at the UofL School of Medicine.