Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System announced Wednesday that Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann will become VCU Health System CEO and VCU’s senior vice president for health sciences on Oct. 1. Dr. Peter F. Buckley, who has held both positions on an interim basis since January, will continue in his role until Kellermann arrives.
“I’d like to thank Dr. Peter Buckley for his extraordinary leadership in serving in this role on an interim basis, while also maintaining his role as dean of the VCU School of Medicine,” Michael Rao, president of VCU and VCU Health System, said in a statement. “His commitment to VCU and VCU Health is exceptional — coming as our community and the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Kellermann will lead the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry, the College of Health Professions, VCU Health System hospitals and outpatient clinics including the VCU Medical Center (ranked No. 2 in Virginia). He will also oversee the Massey Cancer Center and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.