Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Andrew (“Andy”) Agwunobi, a pediatrician and experienced academic health system CEO with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is UConn’s Interim President and the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs for UConn Health.
As Interim President, he is responsible for Connecticut’s $1.5 billion public flagship university with five campuses, more than 30,000 students, and an extensive network of research and service endeavors.
In his role as CEO of UConn Health, he is responsible for the University’s $1.3 billion academic health system, which includes a teaching hospital, faculty practice plan, a medical school, dental school, research facilities, and an incubator facility/program for biotechnology startups.
Dr. Agwunobi is a published author of two books: “An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement” (2018 Health Administration Press, Chicago) and “An Insider’s Guide to Working with Healthcare Consultants” (2019 Health Administration Press, Chicago).”
Dr. Agwunobi taught Healthcare Management (MBUS 612) in the MBA program at Gonzaga University as an adjunct professor. He also served as a Board of Trustees member for Gonzaga University.
Prior to his roles at UConn Health and UConn, Dr. Agwunobi served in several high-profile roles including as President and CEO of the 1,100-bed Grady Health System in Atlanta; CEO of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital region of Providence Health & Services in Spokane, Wash.; and Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, responsible for Florida’s $16 billion healthcare administration budget including Medicaid, as well as regulatory oversight of managed care programs, home health care, and hospitals.
Dr. Agwunobi also served as a managing director and co-leader of the healthcare financial and operational performance improvement practice of Berkeley Research Group (BRG), the nation’s sixth- largest healthcare consulting firm. He served as Chief Operating Officer of the 14-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California, and President and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia.
As a pediatrician, Dr. Agwunobi has practiced on both coasts including at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston and Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California.
In 2007, Modern Healthcare magazine named Dr. Agwunobi one of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" nationally. In 2020, the Hartford Business Journal named Dr. Agwunobi one of Hartford's "Power 25 in Healthcare," a recognition of 25 Healthcare Leaders who are significantly impacting the industry and public health.
In 2005, the Atlanta Business League named Dr. Agwunobi CEO of the Year; in 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded Dr. Agwunobi its “CEO Circle of Excellence” award; and in 2004, Atlanta Peachtree Rotary named Dr. Agwunobi “Speaker and Citizen of the Year.” In 2002, Catalyst Magazine awarded Dr. Agwunobi its “Agent of Change Award.”