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Andrew Agwunobi, MD

Special Advisor and IC Managing Director


Dr. Andrew Agwunobi is chief executive officer and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health. Dr. Agwunobi previously served as chief executive of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital region of Providence Health & Services in Spokane, Washington. He also held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Grady Health System in Atlanta; president and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia; chief operating officer of fourteen-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California; and secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. He has also served as chief of the Main Pediatric Urgent-Care Department for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston.

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Agwunobi received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded him its “CEO Circle of Excellence” award. In 2005, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2007, he was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" by Modern Healthcare magazine.


Stanford Business School
MBA, 2001

Howard University Teaching Hospital
Pediatrics, 1995

Employment History

Providence Healthcare-PHC
Chief executive
2008 - 2011

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
2007 - 2008

St. Joseph Health System, Orange County, CA
Executive vice president and chief operating officer
2006 - 2007

Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA
President and chief executive officer
2003 - 2006

Tenet South Fulton Hospital, Atlanta, GA
President and chief executive officer
2001 - 2003

Harvard Vanguard Medical Association, Boston, MA
Chief of Main Pediatric Urgent Care
1997 - 1999



50 Most Powerful Physician Executives
Modern Healthcare Magazine, 2007

CEO of the Year, Trailblazer category
Atlanta Business League, 2005

96 Most Influential Atlantans
Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2005

100 Most Influential Georgians
Georgia Trend Magazine, 2005

Speaker and Citizen of the Year
Atlanta Peachtree Rotary, 2004

CEO Circle of Excellence award
Tenet Healthcare, 2003

Agent of Change award
Catalyst Magazine, 2002

News & Insights

Selected Publications

Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Professional Affiliations

Dignity Health
Board member

Gonzaga University
Adjunct faculty, Healthcare MBA program