Cincinnati Business Courier reports the University of Cincinnati has named Dr. Andrew Filak, Jr., dean of the College of Medicine and senior vice president for health affairs. Filak, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis since August 2018, will officially assume the position January 1, 2020, pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees. Filak will oversee a medical college consisting off 25 departments with about 2,500 employees and almost 1,700 students. A 2016 UC Economics Center study concluded the College of Medicine has an economic impact of about $ 1billion in the region.
Filak has more than four decades of experience at the UC College of Medicine, UC Medical Center, and the UC Academic Heath Center. Prior to his position as interim dean, Dr. Filak served as senior associate dean for academic affairs, founding chair of the Department of Medical Education and professor of medical education and family and community medicine at the UC College of Medicine. He also served as vice president for education for UC Health.
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