September 14, 2018
Ora Hirsh Pescovitz, President, Oakland University
Oakland University Today & Tomorrow
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., is President of Oakland University. She is a renowned academic leader, health care executive, pediatric endocrinologist and researcher who has published more than 190 papers and books.
Dr. Pescovitz came to Oakland University in July of 2017 after serving as Senior Vice President for Medical Research at Eli Lilly and Company. From 2009-2014, she was the University of Michigan’s first female Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Health System CEO. In this role, she led a system that included three hospitals, more than 120 health centers, and clinics, and the University of Michigan Medical School. She oversaw $3.3 billion in revenue and $490 million in research funding. During this time, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Pescovitz had a 21-year career at Indiana University Medical School, where she served on the faculty, as Executive Associate Dean, and President and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children.
Dr. Pescovitz earned her undergraduate and medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she earned Distinguished Alumni Awards
Her late husband, Dr. Mark Pescovitz, was a renowned transplant surgeon. She is a proud mother of three children, two in-law children, and three grandchildren.
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Program - Richard Bernstein, Michigan Supreme Court Justice
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