Edward Abraham, M.D.
Dr. Edward Abraham is a physician executive with an exceptional track record of success and innovation in leading and transforming academic medical centers, including health care delivery, finances, research and educational programs. Most recently, he served as executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the University of Miami Health System, an academic medical center with more than $2.5 billion/year in revenues, 1300 physicians, and over 10,000 employees. In this role, he led the health system to its two best years of financial performance as well as to its highest levels of inpatient and ambulatory volumes, quality, and patient satisfaction.
Dr. Abraham was Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as well as Dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and previously was Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and Head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He has received numerous honors, including the Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments from the American Thoracic Society. He has been Associate Editor and Section Editor for the Journal of Immunology, serves on the editorial boards of 13 other journals, and is the editor emeritus of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has published more than 400 original research articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters, and has edited 9 books. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees at Stanford University and trained in internal and critical care medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Immunobiology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.