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Keck Medicine CEO Thomas Jackiewicz Named COO of UChicago Medicine

By Jack O'Brien  
   May 29, 2020

Jackiewicz leaves Keck Medicine of USC after nearly a decade.

Thomas Jackiewicz, CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, will be leaving the organization to become president of the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and COO of the UChicago Medicine health system.

UChicago announced the appointment Thursday afternoon, stating that Jackiewicz will assume his new role effective August 31.

Jackiewicz will succeed the outgoing Sharon O’Keefe, who has served as UCMC president since 2011 and as COO of UChicago since 2017.

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"Tom is the right leader to succeed Sharon and help us continue the University of Chicago’s legacy of advancing the forefront of medicine through outstanding patient-centered clinical care, scientific discovery and innovation, and continued growth as an academic health system," Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Dean and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Chicago and President of the UChicago Medicine health system, said in a statement. 

Jackiewicz leaves Keck Medicine of USC after nearly a decade on the job, having previously served as CEO of UC San Diego Health.

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In a post on his LinkedIn account, Jackiewicz thanked Keck and cited the substantial growth the organization experienced under his leadership for the past eight years.

"To everyone who joined me on this journey, I thank you for your friendship and contributions," he wrote. "While I will miss seeing you on campus, I am confident that more remarkable accomplishments are ahead for Keck Medicine of USC. Fight On!"

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Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.

Photo credit: CHICAGO, IL, USA - MARCH 12, 2015: Sign for the University of Chicago in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, IL, USA on March 12, 2015. / Editorial credit: Jannis Tobias Werner /

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