University Physicians Inc. (UPI), the University of Colorado School of Medicine practice plan, has a new leader.
Jane T. Schumaker on March 1 will become executive director and chief executive officer of UPI, which provides support for the clinical business and professional contracting operations for CU medical school doctors. She also will serve as senior associate dean for finance and administration in the medical school.
"UPI has been and will continue to be critical to the success of the medical school, which benefits Colorado," said medical school Dean Richard Krugman, M.D. "Jane will be a wonderful addition to UPI, to our team at the school and to the community. She understands the financial complexities of supporting academic medicine and is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of health care practice management."
Schumaker, who has more than 30 years of experience in academic health care, most recently served as associate dean for administration at the University of Chicago medical school.
"UPI doctors are key to the success of one of the top medical schools in the country," Schumaker said. "I want to keep that momentum going in education and to support our doctors as they continue to serve Coloradans with excellent health care, research and community involvement."Schumaker succeeds Lilly Marks, who was named CU vice president for health affairs and University of Colorado Denver's executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Physicians at UPI work at University of Colorado Hospital and The Children's Hospital, both on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
UPI members also recently elected Benjamin Honigman, M.D., professor and interim chair of emergency medicine, to succeed Randy Wilkening, professor of pediatrics, as vice president, and re-elected Steven C. Johnson, M.D., professor of medicine (infectious diseases) for another three-year term as director-at-large.