Beigi succeeds Leslie Davis, who until now has maintained positions as Magee’s president and senior vice president, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Services Division of UPMC. Beigi, who will assume the position on January 1, 2019, is the first physician to lead a UPMC hospital.
“Dr. Beigi has deep compassion for patients, and combined with his intelligence and leadership, he is the ideal new president of Magee. I have full confidence that the hospital, supported by an excellent executive team, is in highly capable hands,” said Davis. “Dr. Beigi also will bring his commitment to academic rigor and, combined with his compassionate leadership, Magee will only get better because of him.”
Beigi currently serves as Magee’s chief medical officer and ensures that patients receive the highest quality treatment and care from Magee’s medical team.
“It is a true honor and privilege to be appointed president of Magee,” said Beigi. “I look forward to this responsibility and to building upon Magee’s strengths in providing best-in-class care to our patients in all of the communities we serve. I also remain committed to advancing and conducting research that will offer new insight and answers into how we can best care for our patients.”
In his 17-year career with UPMC, Beigi has held increasingly responsible positions at Magee and also with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to the academics of medicine, publishing hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, collaborations, abstracts and studies, and teaching tomorrow’s doctors as a professor of reproductive sciences in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Pitt.
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Richard Beigi, M.D., M.Sc.