UK names Dr. Jay Grider its first chief physician executive
Dr. Jay Grider has been named chief physician executive at UK HealthCare after serving as interim CPE since the position was created in September 2019. It is responsible for the overall strategic direction of performance by University of Kentucky physicians.
“This is a pivotal leadership position for UK HealthCare,” said Dr. Mark Newman, UK vice president for health affairs. “Dr. Grider has proven to have the right combination of education, experience and talent to be successful in this new role that should prove to be a turning point for our health system as we evolve into a truly integrated medical group known far and wide for clinical excellence.”
A native of Liberty, he received a bachelor’s degree in natural science from Georgetown College; a DO degree from Ohio University in Athens; a Ph.D. in physiology from UK; and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
He completed an internship at The Ohio State University, then came to UK to complete his residency in anesthesiology, followed by a fellowship in chronic pain management. He also is a graduate of UK HealthCare’s Executive Leadership Development Program through the UK Gatton College of Business.