Dr. Marschall Runge will be the next leader of the University of Michigan Health System, President Mark Schlissel announced Monday.

Runge, 60, is the executive dean for the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina and chairman of the Department of Medicine. He has been a faculty member at UNC since 2000.

“Dr. Runge has significant experience and success in multiple aspects of health care and academic health sciences,” Schlissel said. “His accomplishments as a scientist, physician and leader are ideally suited to advance the UMHS tripartite mission of clinical care, education and research.”

The UM Health System includes a 990-bed hospital complex and 40 clinical care locations; the school and its 1,700-physician faculty group practice; and scores of research laboratories and projects funded by in excess of $470 million in research grants.

Runge will replace Dr. Michael M.E. Johns, the interim vice president for medical affairs since June. He was appointed by the Board of Regents after Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz stepped down at the end of her five-year term June 1.

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