Dr. Jonathan Efron
UT Southwestern appoints executive vice president for health system affairs
September 27, 2023
Dr. Jonathan Efron
DALLAS – Sept. 13, 2023 – Following an extensive national search, physician leader Jonathan Efron, M.D., has been selected as Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs to lead UT Southwestern Medical Center’s clinical operations – recently ranked among the elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top 20 hospitals.
Dr. Efron, who will join UT Southwestern in December, currently serves as Senior Vice President for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Office of Physicians, President of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Practice Association, and Interim Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs. He is an accomplished colorectal surgeon who is highly regarded for his surgical skills and clinical expertise.
“During this period of continued momentum and transformation for UT Southwestern, Dr. Efron brings a deep understanding of academic medicine and extensive experience in strategic planning, clinical program development, and service-related performance,” said Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern. “Dr. Efron’s leadership experience will be fundamental in developing key partnerships while championing our unwavering commitment to quality in both outcomes and service.”
Recognized among the Top 20 Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals listing for 2023-24, the UT Southwestern Health System includes 11 nationally ranked medical specialties, eight among the top 25 and three among the top 50. UT Southwestern’s 875-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas (tied) and No. 1 in Dallas-Fort Worth – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area.
“I look forward to advancing initiatives that accelerate the integration of UT Southwestern’s clinical strengths into its renowned research and educational missions and will prioritize the highest level of quality, safety, and service for our patients, their families, and visitors,” Dr. Efron said. “We will continue to focus on improving patient access and experience, especially through multidisciplinary care and care coordination.”
UT Southwestern physicians provide care in more than 80 specialties to more than 120,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 5 million outpatient visits a year. Affiliated hospitals include Parkland Health, Children’s Health, Scottish Rite for Children, and the VA North Texas Health Care System. Additionally, Southwestern Health Resources, the clinically integrated health care network with UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources, serves the 16-county North Texas region that is home to more than 8 million people.
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