Health Care

UHealth CEO resigns less than two years into his contract

The CEO of UHealth, the University of Miami’s health system, is resigning — 18 months into his contract — to “pursue other interests in biotechnology.”

Dr. Steven Altschuler will officially serve as CEO and as executive vice president for health affairs until September 15, UM President Julio Frenk wrote in a letter. Miller School of Medicine Dean Dr. Edward Abraham will take over Altschuler’s role for the time being.

Since he began working at UM in 2016, Altschuler oversaw a movement he championed: a shift in focus from inpatient care to outpatient care.

Frenk said Altschuler will stay on as a consultant for the transition through the end of the year.

In May, Altschuler was named one of three members of a UM executive budget committee that tackles “sound finances and careful budget management.”