Will Ferniany, Ph.D., CEO of UAB Health System, was named one of the “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review. UAB provides the highest quality care to more than one million patients annually in America’s third-largest hospital and its affiliated clinics, and it has been listed among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. UAB offers the only Level I trauma center in Alabama and the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in a six-state region.
Ferniany has led UAB Health System since 2008. A senior leader in healthcare since 1975, Ferniany came to UAB after serving as associate vice chancellor and chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He earned his master’s degree in hospital and health administration and doctoral degree in health services from UAB.