Ingram to lead IU Health Physicians as president

December 7, 2017

David Ingram, MD, has been named president of IU Health Physicians. Dr. Ingram, who currently serves as the organization’s chief medical officer, will begin his new role on Jan. 2. As leader of the faculty practice plan, Dr. Ingram also will serve as executive associate dean of clinical affairs for Indiana University School of Medicine.

In a joint leadership announcement, Jonathan Gottlieb, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, IU Health, and Jay Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, vice president for university clinical affairs, Indiana University, and dean, IU School of Medicine, wrote “[Dr. Ingram] is well positioned to lead the organization, with intimate knowledge of the strategic, financial, operational, clinical and administrative goals and policies we are striving to achieve.”

Prior to his role as CMO for IU Health Physicians, Dr. Ingram served as the medical executive for the newly created Riley Maternity and Newborn Health Network, an integrated statewide service line encompassing neonatology and maternal-fetal medicine. His career with the IU Health academic health center (AHC) includes leadership roles in three major areas: clinical medicine, healthcare administration and National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical research. Along with IU Health leadership, he helped shape the five-year strategic plan for children’s health services, which is currently in its implementation stage.

A longtime faculty member in the department of pediatrics, Dr. Ingram was chief of the division of neonatology with the AHC, which, during his tenure, expanded into one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

Dr. Ingram succeeds John Fitzgerald, MD, the founding executive of IU Health Physicians, who agreed in September to take on the new role of senior vice president, IU Health Population Health.