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Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief Science & Strategy Officer, EVP for Operations
The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation

With over 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, research, and academic healthcare, Dr. Azziz serves as the Chief Science & Strategy Officer and EVP for Operations at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation. Dr. Azziz also serves as Principal, Tellurian Global, LLC. He previously served as Chief Officer of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs, State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration representing a nearly $4 billion portfolio in the largest university system in the nation; as founding President of Georgia Regents University (now Augusta University), one of four comprehensive public research universities in Georgia; and founding CEO of the Georgia Regents Health System (GRHS, now Augusta University Health System).

Among other appointments, Dr. Azziz has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of GRHS, the Georgia Regents Medical Center, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospitals; president of Georgia Health Sciences University; Deputy Director of the Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute and Assistant Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences at UCLA; member of the oversight committee for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine; member and chair of the FDA Advisory Board on Reproductive Health Drugs, and member of multiple task forces and committees for the National Institutes of Health.

He has also served as CEO of the largest international non-profit dedicated to advancing the care and science of reproductive medicine. Dr. Azziz is also a recognized translational scientist, serving as medical/scientific consultant and advisor for the study design and product development of several new pharmaceuticals and devices. He serves on the faculties of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University at Albany, SUNY and is a Fellow of the Rockefeller Institute for Government.