The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Mitchell as Associate Executive Administrator and Senior Director of Finance for the Department of Medicine (DOM) effective August 1, 2022.  Mark was selected for this critical role after a national search.

Mark received his BS in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and his MPA from Northwestern University in 2009.  He started his career at the University of Chicago 16 years ago as the section administrator in Rheumatology, and took on the role of Director of Post-Award Administration in 2008.  Mark has served as section administrator for the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the DOM since 2011.

During his time in GI, Mark has worked closely with section chief David Rubin, MD and GI faculty and staff to continuously improve the Section’s operations and further the academic and clinical missions.  This includes managing the Section’s financial performance and daily operations.  He has also participated in several larger projects associated with the development of the Digestive Diseases Service Line, opening of several new clinical locations, strategic growth and planning, and new strategic research initiatives.

In his role as Associate Executive Administrator and Senior Director of Finance, Mark will oversee the department’s business development, finance and IT integration, budget and reporting, business plans, training, section administrator mentoring, and ensure we are aligned and engaged as the clinical enterprise evolves.  Mark will work closely with many stakeholders across the Department, BSD, and UCMC.