Newswise — University Hospitals has named Timothy P. Kasprzak, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer of UH Ahuja Medical Center. Dr. Kasprzak will begin his new appointment on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Alongside the Executive Leadership Team, Dr. Kasprzak will work to enhance and expand clinical programs and services, patient outcomes, safety and quality. He will serve as a liaison between administration and the medical staff, and partner with the Executive Team to recruit new physicians for UH Ahuja’s Phase II expansion project, which will provide a growing range of services for the community.   

“We look forward to having Dr. Kasprzak join us at UH Ahuja,” said Alan J. Papa, FACHE, President of UH Ahuja Medical Center. “His leadership experience within the UH system, and involvement with teaching and community initiatives make him a natural fit to help take our team to the next level. We are confident that he will be a strategic leader as we transition into our next chapter and embark on the building of our new facilities.”

Dr. Kasprzak moves to UH Ahuja from UH Samaritan Medical Center, where he has served as Chief Medical Officer since June 2019. At UH Samaritan, he has been responsible for enhancements to clinical quality, physician performance, patient experience and utilization management. He has played an active role amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, including serving as incident commander for the hospital. Prior to that role, he was nominated and elected to serve as the President of the Medical Staff at The MetroHealth System and he also functioned as the Medical Director for Innovation and Strategy, where he successfully established procedures for management of institutional intellectual property and identified opportunities for innovation. During his time as president, Dr. Kasprzak chaired the Medical Executive Committee, facilitated the passage of new by-laws and participated on the provider compensation executive committee.

“As we searched for the perfect candidate to fulfill this important role, Dr. Kasprzak’s leadership experience within the UH system helped him stand apart,” said William W. Brien, MD, University Hospitals Chief Medical Officer. “We are excited to see how he builds relationships between administration and our medical staff to facilitate a positive and progressive culture at UH Ahuja.”

Dr. Kasprzak earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center and an oncologic imaging fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Kasprzak currently serves as an Associate Professor for the UH Department of Radiology. He also received his Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Executive Program.

Dr. Kasprzak is a member of numerous professional and academic societies, including the Radiological Society of North America; American Roentgen Ray Society; Association of University Radiologists; Society of Abdominal Radiology; Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology; Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology; and American College of Healthcare Executives.


About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees.  Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s unwavering mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook @UniversityHospitals and  Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit