Director, Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Health Policy & Management
Medical Director and Trustee
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Fred Sanfilippo MD, PhD is the Director of the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, which serves to accelerate innovation in healthcare research, education, and service. He is Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory School of Medicine and Professor of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health. He has been a physician-scientist leader at Duke, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State and Emory, serving as department chair, center director, dean, health system board chair and academic health center CEO. At each institution he led organization and culture changes resulting in novel interdisciplinary programs and improved academic, clinical and financial performance. He also serves as Trustee and Medical Director of the Marcus Foundation.
From 2007-2010 he served as Emory University Executive VP for Health Affairs, CEO of Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and Chairman of Emory Healthcare. He joined Emory after serving at Ohio State University as Senior VP for Health Sciences and CEO of the OSU Medical Center from 2000-2007, Executive Dean for Health Sciences (2004-07), and Dean of the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health (2000-06). He led the branding of OSU Medical Center with Personalized Health, the formation of the OSU Center for Personalized Health, serving as its first director, and developed the OSU Center for Integrative Health and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. From 2000-07 he served as Board Chair of Managed Health Care Systems, Inc., which administered the OSU health plans and created a personalized health plan for OSU faculty and staff; Your Plan for Health (YP4H).
From 1993 – 2000, Dr. Sanfilippo was the Baxley Professor and Director of the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, and Pathologist-in-Chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He led the formation of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, serving as its first Director of Research. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sanfilippo was on the Duke University faculty from 1979-1993, rising to Professor of Pathology, Surgery, and Immunology. At Duke he also served as Director of the Duke-VAMC Immunogenetics-Transplantation Laboratory, Director of the Duke Immunopathology Lab, and chief of the Renal and Transplant Pathology services. From 1985-87 he led the development of the national Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients for UNOS and HRSA.
Dr. Sanfilippo received his BS and MS degrees in physics from Penn, his MD and PhD in immunology as an NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Fellow at Duke, and Pathology residency training at Duke, with Boards in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Immunopathology. He has mentored 33 graduate students and fellows, served on the editorial board of 13 journals, published over 250 articles, received three patents, and been awarded over $30 million in sponsored research as principal investigator of numerous R01, P01, U01, VA, and industry grants. He has been an invited speaker at over 200 meetings, a consultant to over 80 university, government and corporate institutions, board chair of five non-profits, and president of seven academic and professional organizations.