Michael Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA
Chief Executive Officer of Vidant Health
Dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Distinguished Professor, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary & Critical Care
Brody School of Medicine
Dr. Michael Waldrum, a Nashville, Tennessee native, was appointed dean of the Brody School of Medicine in July 2021. He was named chief executive officer (CEO) of Vidant Health in June 2015. He has significant expertise and experience managing the clinical operations of hospitals and clinics. Before coming to eastern North Carolina, he served as the president and chief executive officer of The University of Arizona Health Network. Prior to that he was the CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham (UAB) and vice president of the UAB Health system. He also served as chief operating officer and chief information officer of the UAB Health System.
Waldrum serves on the board of the Association of American Medical Colleges and was named chair-elect of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems for the association in 2020.
Waldrum is a specialist in critical care medicine and pulmonology and is trained in internal medicine. He has expertise in clinical effectiveness, information system and healthcare management in academic organizations.
Waldrum graduated from the University of The South Sewanee in Tennessee with a BA in English and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, received a Master’s Degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.
Waldrum and his wife Susan have four children who are grown and live across the southeastern United States. They have five grandchildren.