Dr. Keith Gray gets top job at UT Medical Center

Jay FitzOur Town Health

The board of directors of the UT Medical Center has selected Keith Gray MD as president and chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2024. Dr. Gray succeeds Joseph “Joe” Landsman Jr., who announced his retirement after 25 years with the system.

Effective July 1, Dr. Gray will become president of UTMC with Mr. Landsman serving as CEO. When Mr. Landsman retires on April 1, 2024, Dr. Gray will become president and CEO.

James Shamiyeh MD

In connection with the transition, James Shamiyeh MD, who currently serves as executive vice president of clinical operations, will become the executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will act as second in command to Dr. Gray, retain all existing responsibilities and add oversight of the physician enterprise.

Dr. Gray joined UTMC in 2007 as a surgical oncologist. His undergraduate and medical degrees are from Wake Forest University. Dr. Gray did a general surgery residency and surgical research fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a surgical oncology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed a master’s in business administration from the Haslam College of Business in 2014.

Dr. Shamiyeh joined UTMC in 2005 as a pulmonary and critical care physician before becoming the medical director of the Heart Lung Vascular Institute in 2016. He led UTMC’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, a medical degree from The University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He holds a master’s in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s of business administration from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee


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