President, University of Chicago Medical Center

Chief Operating Officer, UChicago Medicine health system

Tom Jackiewicz is President of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Chief Operating Officer of the UChicago Medicine health system. Joining the system in 2020, Mr. Jackiewicz leads the clinical enterprise, including the integration of the patient care mission of the Medical Center with the education and research missions of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division.

Mr. Jackiewicz’s career has focused on executing ambitious and broad transformation in academic environments and engaging physician leaders to drive organizational change. A strategic visionary, Mr. Jackiewicz has ushered in eras of substantial growth and improvement at academic health systems across the country.

During his tenure as CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, he grew University of Southern California’s medical enterprise from two former for-profit hospitals to a $2.2 billion regional academic health system. In 2019 and 2020, Keck Hospital achieved a top 20 ranking on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll, and in 2018 the nursing program at Keck Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

Prior to joining USC, Mr. Jackiewicz served as CEO of UC San Diego Health system and associate vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences. He led the academic health system during a period of major growth and expansion, including development of a foundation model that integrated pediatric faculty with the largest pediatric private practice sub-specialty group in San Diego.

Mr. Jackiewicz has served in several other senior roles for academic health systems, including chief operating officer for Columbia University Medical Center, associate vice chancellor for finance and administration for the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and senior associate chair for finance and administration for the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

He is the former president of the Global Health Data @ Work, which uses data, medical evidence, and professional insights from the world’s best healthcare systems to promote more timely, equitable and effective patient care globally. He is a former board member of the California Hospital Association, the University HealthSystem Consortium (now Vizient), and a former member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Advisory Panel for Health Care and national chair of the AAMC Group on Business Affairs.

Mr. Jackiewicz earned his master’s degree from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He is married to Carol Peden, MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH. Dr. Peden is an adjunct professor of clinical anesthesiology at the University of Southern California and at the University of Pennsylvania and is a senior associate tutor at the University of Oxford, visiting professor in the Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement at the University of Bath (UK), and Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ quality improvement initiative for older surgical patients at risk for cognitive impairment.

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