- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The physician running Duke University’s wide-ranging network of hospitals and health care is taking over the national institute which provides independent medical information and analysis.

Duke University Health System CEO Victor Dzau (zow) was announced Wednesday as the next president of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. The institute is responsible for providing advice to government policymakers, health professionals and the public on issues such as health care delivery and quality.

Dzau has been at Duke University for almost a decade. He’s headed a health system that includes physician practices, home hospice care, Duke University Hospital and smaller hospitals in Durham and Raleigh.

He was a medical researcher who worked on high blood pressure and congestive heart failure treatments and pioneered gene therapy for vascular disease.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide