W. Brian Gibler, M.D, was appointed President & CEO of University of Cincinnati Medical Center on September 20, 2010. Dr. Gibler previously served as the Richard C. Levy Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, a position he had held since 1995. Dr. Gibler also served as the Medical Director of Emergency Services at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.Dr. Gibler has been a leader and practicing clinician in the field of emergency medicine and his clinical and teaching experience dates back to 1981.
Prior to his appointment as a Professor and Chairman, he was a faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He then joined the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine in 1989 and became Residency Director in 1990. Dr. Gibler founded the Heart ER Program at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and served as the Director from 1991 through 1997. He was also the Executive Co-Chairman of a national quality improvement initiative – CRUSADE – to develop hospital-based strategies to reduce instances of myocardial infarction. Over 400 hospitals in the United States participated in this initiative, which enrolled over 206,000 patients nationwide. Dr. Gibler is also an editor and referee for numerous Emergency Medicine and Cardiology journals.
In 1999, Dr. Gibler received the Hospital Hero Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier for his work on Chest Pain Centers, and the American College of Emergency Physicians awarded him the Outstanding Contribution to Research Award in 1995 and the Best Original Research Paper at the 3rd International Conference on Emergency Medicine in Toronto in 1990. He was also a member of the International GUSTO Trials Steering Committee and served as a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s National Heart Attack Alert Program Working Group.
Dr. Gibler has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles on the early diagnosis and treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome. He has contributed chapters to over 12 books and has written numerous articles, presentations, and abstracts in his field. He is internationally known for his efforts in creating a multicenter trials group, the Emergency Medicine Cardiac Research and Education Group (EMCREG)-International. He is the senior editor of the book, Emergency Cardiac Care, published by Mosby-Yearbook.
Dr. Gibler holds an M.D. from the Vanderbilt University Medical School and a Sc.B. in Biology from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program where he served as Chief Resident his senior year.
Nancy Barone, Ed.D., FACHE
Nancy Barone was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2010. Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Barone served as Vice President and Executive Operations Director for the hospital.
In her role, Ms. Barone is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Greater Cincinnati’s largest hospital with more than 600 beds and a focus on academic medicine. This includes ensuring that clinical areas have the necessary infrastructure and resources to compete on a national and international level.
As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Barone has operational oversight of several hospital-based clinical areas, including the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, Ambulatory Services, Operative Services, Psychiatric Services, Social Work, Transplant Services and Women’s Health. She also oversees several business units within the hospital, including Design & Construction and Food & Nutrition services. Ms. Barone also maintains executive oversight of Drake Center, UC Health’s long-term care hospital.
Before joining University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Ms. Barone served at a former affiliate as both Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President. She earned her Doctorate in Education from Northern Kentucky University, Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College and Master of Nursing Science from Bellarmine University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and has been a recipient of multiple awards including Woman of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Doug Arvin, CPA
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Doug Arvin holds dual roles for UC Health, serving as Chief Financial Officer for University of Cincinnati Medical Center and as Vice President of Hospital Financial Operations for the entire system. Mr. Arvin provides concurrent leadership for the financial functions at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and its two sister hospitals, West Chester and Drake. He has more than 20 years of related experience in his field.
Mr. Arvin is responsible for funds flow, financial forecasting, medical documentation and case management services. He helps ensure that all of UC Health’s missions are properly supported by working with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health hospitals to make certain the funds flow is integrated and coordinated between the respective institutions.
Prior to joining UC Health, Mr. Arvin served as Chief Financial Officer of the southeast area for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston, TX). He has also served as Chief Financial Officer for multiple service locations with Tenet Healthcare Services (Dallas, TX). Mr. Arvin earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston and is a certified public accountant. He is also a member of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Consortium.
John Deledda, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs
As Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Deledda is administratively responsible for the delivery of medical care at the hospital. This entails the supervision and coordination of all medical directors. He also works to partner with and improve access for referring healthcare organizations and is jointly responsible for patient progression processes throughout the care continuum.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Deledda served as Chief of Staff for the hospital and also was Medical Director of University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s emergency department for nearly six years. He continues to practice emergency medicine as an attending staff physician.
Dr. Deledda completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan.
Jennifer Jackson, RN
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services
Jen Jackson, RN, has served as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for University of Cincinnati Medical Center since October 2010. Ms. Jackson is charged with leading more than 1,300 nurses throughout University of Cincinnati Medical Center. This includes being responsible for nursing operations across all inpatient medical and surgical units, including cardiovascular services and the neurosciences. She also oversees Air Care & Mobile Care, the Emergency Department and the Patient and Family Centered Care initiative.
Ms. Jackson has more than 10 years of nursing leadership experience at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Her previous positions include Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Director, Nursing Manager and Assistant Clinical Manager. She is a certified neuroscience registered nurse and earned her Master of Nursing Science from Xavier University. Ms. Jackson currently serves on the LifeCenter Medical Advisory Board, helping to raise awareness for organ donation.
Vice President of Human Resources
Clarence Pauley has a long and distinguished history guiding the human resources efforts of large healthcare institutions. He was named Vice President of Human Resources for University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2008. Prior to that, he served as Director of Human Resources for a former affiliate hospital for eight years. Mr. Pauley is responsible for recruitment and retention, labor relations, associate recognition initiatives and diversity programs for UC Health’s largest hospital with more than 5,000 associates.
In addition to his work in healthcare, Mr. Pauley has proudly served with the United States military for more than 30 with service to both the Army and the Air Force Reserves. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pauley worked with Children’s Protective Services of Hamilton County (Ohio). He received the Merlin G. Pope Leadership Diversity Award from the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission in 2012 and was inducted into the “Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati” list in 2009.
Tana Casper, FACHE
Vice President, Professional & Diagnostic Services
Tana Casper joined University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2011 as Vice President of Professional & Diagnostic Services. She is responsible for ensuring high quality service and performance throughout the Laboratory, Pharmacy Services, Radiology and Clinical Engineering. Prior to her current post, Ms. Casper directed the patient care services of another Cincinnati hospital, where she was essential in establishing a multi-disciplinary spine program.
Ms. Casper has an eclectic healthcare background and has served in leadership positions at institutions spanning the United States. Her past positions include: Vice President of Patient Care Services for Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, Grand Rapids, MN; Vice President of Patient Operations for St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN; and Vice President of Patient Care and Clinical Services at the Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT.
Ms. Casper is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned her Master’s Degree in Hospital & Healthcare Administration from Xavier University.
Andrew Filak, MD
Vice President of Education
In his role, Dr. Filak provides oversight for all educational activities on University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s campus, along with activities at University of Cincinnati Physicians, West Chester Hospital and Drake Center. He also directs the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office and is the hospital’s Associate Chief of Staff for Graduate Medical Education.
In addition to his UC Health responsibilities, Dr. Filak also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He previously served as Interim Dean of the UC College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs.
Dr. Filak is board certified in Family Medicine and practices at the UC Physicians office in Clifton. He earned his Medical Degree from George Washington University and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Filak is a member of the American Medical Association and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and has provided counsel to various committees with each group.
Keith Wilson, MD
Chief of Staff
Keith Wilson, MD, began a two-year appointment as Chief of Staff in July 2012. Dr. Wilson is responsible for overseeing all medical divisions within the hospital. He also is a key leader of the hospital’s medical executive committee. This group advises and governs medical staff on a variety of policy issues. Dr. Wilson helps ensure that staff physicians are onboard and aligned with hospital goals and initiatives, while also ensuring that hospital administration is receptive to physician feedback. Dr. Wilson is board certified in Otolaryngology and earned his Medical Degree from Cornell University. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology, specializing in head and neck surgery, at St. Louis University Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and has been named as a “Best Doctor” by Cincy Magazine.