Alan D. Johns

Executive Vice President, Managing Principal

As Executive Vice President, Managing Principal of Cejka Executive Search, Alan leads the Academic Medicine and Health Sciences practice. He specializes in recruiting executives for all leadership positions within academic health science centers, including schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and allied health professions, as well as health systems, teaching hospitals and research centers/institutes.

He partners with schools of medicine and other academic health science organizations to identify and recruit outstanding leaders within the clinical and basic sciences, as well as their associated scientifc research centers and institutes to enhance and grow his clients’ missions of clinical care, education, research and community engagement.

Alan and his team specialize in providing high-quality, high-touch service in search execution, candidate management and client satisfaction. With over 25 years of senior leadership experience in higher education at research-intensive universities including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Duke University School of Medicine and Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University and Emory University School of Nursing, Alan has frst-hand knowledge and experience working with provosts, deans, chairs, chiefs, research scientists and administrators.

His in-depth knowledge of the academic, healthcare, executive search, and fnance markets proves vital to further developing new marketing strategies and business development plans for Cejka Executive Search.