Richard Gannotta

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Health Sector Advisor / Professor / Independent Director; NYU Wagner Senior Lecturer Health Administration & Avellino Labs Independent Director

Richard Gannotta is a recognized health sector leader with service in CEO / president and executive roles in some of the nation’s most prominent academic and public health systems. He is currently serving in key strategic roles advising global med and biotech companies, health systems, and new ventures.

He has held leadership roles as CEO of the University of California Irvine Health System, Senior Vice President of Hospitals at New York’s NYC Health + Hospitals, and roles as President of Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, part of the Duke University Health System, and North Carolina-based Wake Med Health & Hospitals.

Professor Gannotta has a longstanding commitment to academic excellence and is Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Co-Director of the MS in Health Law and Strategy, a degree jointly conferred by NYU Wagner and NYU School of Law.

He holds a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration, (MUSC) as well as MBA (Campbell University) and NP/BSN (FIU) degrees.  Gannotta’s area of focus revolves around the intersection of biotech innovation and healthcare delivery, its translational and rapid deployment as well as strategic, policy and economic impacts.


Areas of Expertise

Global medicine and biotech, biotech innovation, healthcare delivery, strategic policy and economic impacts, health managment