UCI Health Gets New CEO from within Its Own Ranks

UC Irvine promoted from within for its new chief executive officer of UCI Health, officials announced Thursday. Chad T. Lefteris, who has been chief operating officer since December 2018, was promoted to CEO of the health system, which oversees the medical center in Orange and about a dozen outpatient research and specialty care centers in Orange County and parts of Riverside County.

“Chad Lefteris is the ideal person to advance the work of UCI Health, especially during this unprecedented time,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “He brings national executive experience to this vital position and is well-equipped to provide visionary and strategic leadership of Orange County’s preeminent healthcare provider and only academic medical center.”