UofL names Ganzel vice president, announces UofL Health Board

    Dr. Toni Ganzel

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville and UofL Health have announced significant leadership appointments.

    Toni Ganzel, M.D., dean of the UofL School of Medicine, has received an additional appointment as vice president for academic medical affairs. Reporting to President Neeli Bendapudi and Provost Beth A. Boehm, Ganzel will oversee research activity at the Health Sciences Center, including the centers and institutes. In addition, she will oversee areas including diversity and inclusion, faculty development and student health.

    She will work closely with UofL Health CEO Tom Miller to ensure successful teaching and research at the recently expanded UofL Health network.

    “Dr. Ganzel has done an excellent job as dean of the School of Medicine,” said Bendapudi. “I value her expertise and her leadership and look forward to continuing to work with her in this new role. She and Tom Miller are a great team to lead medical education, research and care in our community.”

    Bendapudi and Ganzel will join nine other individuals from a variety of disciplines on the newly formed UofL Health Board of Directors. The other board members from the university are:

    • Kelly McMasters, chair, Department of Surgery
    • Diane Medley, member, UofL Board of Trustees
    • Fred Williams, physician, UofL Health

    Community members include:

    • Pat Mulloy, of counsel, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs
    • Ben Breier, CEO, Kindred Healthcare
    • Heidi Margulis, retired chief corporate affairs officer, Humana
    • Junior Bridgeman, CEO, Bridgeman Hospitality
    • William Ballard, attorney and former health care executive
    • T. Richard Riney, former executive vice president, CAO of Ventas

    “These board members understand the complexities of today’s health care climate and will deliver a vision for the future,” Bendapudi said. “The foundation for UofL Health is strong. This board, along with the continued support of our elected officials in Frankfort, ensures our ability to deliver excellence, innovation and compassionate care for all in the Commonwealth.”


    About UofL Health: UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with five hospitals, four medical centers, nearly 250 physician practice locations, more than 1,000 providers, the Frazier Rehab Institute and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. With more than 10,000 team members – physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other highly skilled health care professionals, UofL Health is focused on one mission—one purpose—delivering patient-centered care to each and every patient—each and every day. With our vast network of community and academic physicians, we are in communities throughout western Kentucky bringing the expertise, care and compassion that is at the core of our mission to every patient we serve.

    John Karman, III
    John Karman joined the Office of Communications and Marketing in 2014 after a 20-plus year career as a Louisville journalist. He has served as director of media relations since 2015. In that role, he answers reporters’ inquiries and is the university’s main spokesperson. John was a reporter for Business First of Louisville from 1999 to 2013. There, he won numerous awards from the Louisville chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and American City Business Journals, parent company to Business First. John can die happy after seeing the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series, although he would also enjoy another title.