UAB President Carol Garrison, Ph.D., and Robert Rich, M.D., senior vice president and dean of the School of Medicine, announced that the search for the next CEO of UAB Health System has begun.

Rich will chair the search committee, which comprises representatives from UAB, the Health Services Foundation and the University of Alabama Board of Trustees.

The committee has selected Quick Leonard Kieffer, one of the country’s leading executive search firms specializing in the health-care industry, to conduct the search. In the coming weeks, Quick Leonard Kieffer partners will hold a series of individual and group meetings across the university and Health System at large to offer an opportunity for broad participation in the selection process.

Individuals interested in being considered for the position should contact Quick Leonard Kieffer at either or 312-876-9800. Cheryl Locke, UAB chief human resources officer, is serving as staff to the search committee, and may be contacted at either 934-5321 or for inquiries.