- December 4, 2018
TAMPA — The University of South Florida has named Dr. Edmund Funai to vice president and chief operating officer of USF Health. He also will serve as the USF System vice president for strategic development.
Funai most recently served as the interim dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is also the chief operating officer for the five hospitals that comprise the OSU Health System.
Funai will begin his work at USF in November.
“Dr. Funai is one of the nation's most admired emerging medical leaders and his talent for building strong organizations will be a great benefit to both USF Health and the entire University of South Florida System,” USF President Judy Genshaft says in a press release.
In his USF System role, Funai will advise Genshaft in creating and executing strategic initiatives.
At USF Health, Funai will lead the health colleges' daily operations. His primary focus will be to continue the expansion of USF Health's clinical operations and partnerships with area hospitals.
Funai previously held leadership positions at New York and Yale Universities, served as director of obstetrics at Bellevue Hospital and as chair of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.'s Regional Perinatal Care Task Force. He also was chief of maternal-fetal medicine at Yale and chief of obstetrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Pending the recommendation of the faculty and the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Funai has been recommended for tenure as a full professor.