Dr. Adrian Tyndall appointed associate vice president

Published: October 27th, 2020

Category: Memos

David R. Nelson, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF President, UF Health

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H., to a new, system-level role as associate vice president for strategic and academic affairs for UF Health, a position that sits in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and has responsibilities that extend across the enterprise. In addition, he will continue to serve as chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of emergency medicine.

Over the course of the past two and a half years as interim dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Tyndall has demonstrated a deft approach to leadership and a keen eye for the needs of our rapidly growing academic health center.

As we now enact the larger vision we’ve outlined for our health system and seek to advance the missions of UF Health in new areas of the state while amplifying our impact locally and regionally, Dr. Tyndall will help chart our course forward, working with senior leadership and in close coordination with the deans and associate deans of each of the health colleges to implement a multifaceted set of strategic initiatives.

These efforts are responsive to vital priorities we’ve identified in recent years, and he will play a key role on our executive team in a position we have been planning to introduce for some time.

His responsibilities will include:

  • Advancing education and academic initiatives across the three UF Health campuses
  • Building individual and institutional capacity through diversity and inclusion initiatives to achieve excellence, foster innovation and ensure health equity locally, nationally and globally
  • Cultivating a climate of inclusion and innovation at UF Health by providing oversight, coordination and implementation of strategic initiatives, policies and programs that advance these principles in health, biomedical and behavioral sciences
  • Broadly fostering community engagement and serving as a bridge to our health care communities in Gainesville, Northeast Florida and Central Florida

A high priority in developing these initiatives is the creation of infrastructure within the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs’ office to establish collaboration and coordination across the health colleges in support of efforts to advance diversity and equity in health care and the biomedical sciences. Early areas of focus in the area of community engagement will also include collaborations with UF Health Shands to increase access to health care resources, especially in east Gainesville.

Dr. Tyndall has a keen ability to laser in on opportunities and a phenomenal ability to build productive relationships, embracing the best in people and marshaling that in a way that inspires them to want to aim even higher. He responds to the needs and experiences of our faculty, staff, patients and other constituents with great empathy and understanding. We are grateful to him for the exceptional service he provided while interim dean, and believe he is the perfect person for the new job of associate vice president for strategic and academic affairs, which is critical to our progress as an institution.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tyndall.

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