Julie Ann Freischlag | 183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know 2017

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). In May 2017, Dr. Freischlag became CEO of Wake Forest Baptist, where she oversees the integrated health system's operations. She began her tenure in Winston-Salem after serving as UC Davis' vice chancellor for human health service and as the dean of the school of medicine. In her current role, Dr. Freischlag is responsible for the academic health system, which includes Wake Forest Innovations and a network of hospitals, physician practices and medical services. A physician by training, Dr. Freischlag spent 30 years as a vascular surgeon and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Before her time at UC Davis, Dr. Freischlag was the first female surgeon-in-chief at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, as well as a past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation.

     
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