Anthony (Tony) L. Barbato, M.D. has more than 30 years of leadership experience in academic medicine. Tony’s search practice focuses on identifying CEOs, deans and other senior executives for hospitals, health systems and other not-for-profit organizations. Tony has a particularly deep understanding of academic health sciences centers, medical centers, medical schools and teaching hospitals. As a result, he appreciates the enormous pressure on academic medical centers today to recruit talented clinical, academic and administrative leaders. Currently president emeritus, Loyola University Medical Center and Health System and professor emeritus, Loyola University Chicago, Tony became president and CEO of Loyola University Health System in 1995. The health system includes a 534-bed acute care tertiary referral hospital, children’s hospital, cancer center and ambulatory care and outpatient surgical center, as well as the University’s Stritch School of Medicine, Niehoff School of Nursing and the Biosciences Graduate School. Tony has had an impressive array of leadership positions at Loyola. He served as vice president for health affairs, provost and chief administrative officer and then executive vice president for the medical center from 1987 to 1995. And from 1984 to 1990 he served as executive dean and then dean of Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine.
Prior to his administrative roles he was a tenured professor in the medical school’s department of medicine. Tony completed his post-graduate training at the University of Chicago and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also an American College of Physicians Fellow and has served on the boards of the Association of Academic Health Centers and the University Health System Consortium.