Steadman groups name new chief executive officer
VAIL — Dan Drawbaugh, who brings more than 30 years of experience as an executive at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has been named chief executive officer of both The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Dr. Marc Philippon, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and co-chairman of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
Gary Peterson, who has served as president and CEO since June, will remain on board as the research institute’s vice president of strategic initiatives. Peterson will focus on industry relationships and commercialization opportunities.
“We’ve embarked upon an ambitious strategic growth plan and Dan is uniquely qualified to lead the next phase of our development,” Philippon said. “He’s a visionary leader who knows how to build systems and generate growth. We’re all grateful to Gary for getting our growth plan underway and look forward to his continued contributions.”
Drawbaugh’s experience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, most recently as senior vice president and chief information officer, makes him uniquely qualified to lead the clinic and research institute. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the largest integrated health care delivery system in Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the country. Under Drawbaugh’s leadership, the medical center was regularly honored for its accomplishments in using technology to better serve its patients. In 2013, Information Week magazine ranked the facility No. 1 for innovation out of all industries.
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“The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute are elite organizations, so it’s truly an honor to be asked to lead this team and to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Philippon, his renowned physician colleagues and the incredibly talented surgical staff,” Drawbaugh said. “As well, I am honored to work with Dr. Steadman as we continue his vision of best-in-class patient focused care in sports medicine ensuring individuals stay active and lead healthy lives.”
Drawbaugh has earned a national reputation as a skilled executive and thought leader in technology. He has served on a number of boards including the Oracle Advisory Board, IBM Advisory Board, IBM Health Care & Life Systems and Verizon Wireless. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and electrical engineering technology from Temple University and an MBA from Duquesne University.
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