CEO, UAB Health System


William Ferniany, Ph.D.Dr. William Ferniany became chief executive officer of the UAB Health System effective September 2008. A senior leader in health care since 1975 and in academic medicine since 1988, Ferniany came to UAB from his position as associate vice chancellor and chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, having previously held key leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and at UAB.

Ferniany earned his bachelor's degree in manpower and industrial relations from the University of Alabama, and his master's degree in hospital and health administration and doctorate in administration-health services from UAB. While at Penn, he was on the faculty of the Wharton Business School, and regularly taught classes, as he did at Mississippi and UAB.

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