Jefferson Welcomes Jack Ludmir, MD, as Senior Vice President & Associate Provost
PHILADELPHIA — Jefferson announced the appointment of Jack Ludmir, MD, as Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement and Integration and Associate Provost for Community and Global Initiatives.
“Dr. Ludmir will fulfill a significant role in Jefferson’s transformation journey,” said Mark Tykocinski, MD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University and the Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. “In this newly created position, Dr. Ludmir will be responsible for physician relations across Jefferson Health and development of academic partnerships for the University both locally and globally, in addition to continuing his vital work with medically-underserved populations.”
Dr. Ludmir joins Jefferson most recently from Pennsylvania Hospital where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During his career, Dr. Ludmir has established formal relationships with several universities in Latin America and Botswana to improve the care of women, including exchange programs involving residents and attending physicians and research through an international clinical trial network.
In recognition for his work as a leader locally and in Latin America to improve the safety and quality of obstetric care, he received the Outstanding District Service Award and the Peter Hollis Community Service Award from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Roosevelt Award from the March of Dimes for service to humanity. Dr. Ludmir is an expert in maternal-fetal medicine and co-founder of both Latina Community Health Services and Puentes de Salud, which offers free and low-cost health care and social services to Philadelphia’s immigrant population.
"Jack Ludmir is a legend in Philadelphia who is devoted to transforming care for vulnerable groups of people here and around the world,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “We are excited to work with him at Jefferson as he develops his global-local initiative to understand and attack health disparities.”