CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center; Dean, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Taubman served as acting CEO of the health system in 2009 while CEO Bradford Berk recovered from a spinal injury sustained in a bicycle accident. He then took the CEO position permanently in 2015 when Berk stepped down and also became dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the first UR leader to hold both positions.
Under Taubman’s leadership, the health system in recent years has sought unique ways to expand its services, including an agreement to offer services at local YMCA sites; a first-of-its-kind initiative to innovate connections between health and the arts; and a planned orthopedic center at The Marketplace Mall.
In response to criticism of URMC’s treatment in the Daniel Prude case, the health system rolled out a five-year Equity & Anti-Racism Action Plan that outlines strategies to strengthen diversity across the system.
“It’s more imperative than ever, that we act now and attack this problem,” Taubman said in announcing the plan.
Taubman is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Hypertension, the Association of University Cardiologists, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.