Douglas L. Strong has been Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers since August 2006, following an interim role since October 2005. Strong joined the University of Michigan Health System in 1998 as Associate Vice President for Health System Finance and Strategy. In 2002 he was also named Interim Chief Financial Officer, and assumed the post permanently in 2004.
Strong came to the University of Michigan from the University of Chicago, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Associate Dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division. Previously, he was Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the School of Medicine of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Associate Dean of Planning and Operations at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He also held several positions at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.
Strong is active in state and national healthcare associations. He has been on the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees and Executive Committee since 2006 and served as Chairman of the Board beginning from June 2011 to June 2012, and is now immediate past chair, an officer position. He is also on the University Health System Consortium Board of Directors, Chair of the Governing Board, and serves as the Executive Compensation Committee Chair.
Strong holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences.