Stobo brings to the job nearly four decades of leadership in the clinical and academic health science fields. He is currently professor of medicine and executive director for academic programs at the University of Texas system in Galveston. In addition, he holds the John P. McGovern, MD, Distinguished Chair in Oslerian Medicine. Prior to his current positions, he was president of the University of Texas Medical Branch, a major academic health center and the third largest hospital in the Galveston/Houston area.
He previously held senior leadership positions at The Johns Hopkins University, as well as positions with the University of California, San Francisco.
As senior vice president at UC, Stobo will report directly to the president and have responsibility for the academic health education and clinical care functions of the UC system. These functions in previous years have been headed by two separate vice presidents.
"Jack has the vision, experience and determination needed to effectively lead the university's critical health care delivery and education efforts," said Yudof. "The university represents a key part of the healthcare infrastructure in California, serving millions of patients and thousands of students each year. As part of its public service mission, UC provides healthcare services, medical training, and biomedical research that benefit all Californians. Jack's background, including growing a research portfolio, bringing on-line new medical schools and programs, and improving and expanding physical infrastructure will be immeasurably useful as the UC healthcare system continues to grow to meet the needs of California."
The senior vice president for health sciences and services position is a newly created position that combines the duties of the former vice president of clinical services development and the vice president of health affairs. This position will enable the university to advance its health sciences, education, research, and clinical service programs in a fully integrated manner. Stobo will oversee, monitor and maintain the world class quality of the university's health sciences schools, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine, and the medical centers located at the Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco campuses. Specific responsibilities will include leadership and oversight of healthcare quality and delivery, health sciences and services planning to meet the future needs of Californians, stewardship of all academic elements of the health sciences programs, long range enrollment planning efforts, and facilitating systemwide collaborative approaches and solutions to academic and clinical challenges. The position will maintain and enhance the university's academic and clinical excellence.
"It is an honor to join the University of California and to lead the clinical and academic healthcare enterprise," Stobo said. "The University of California system has an excellent record of public service to Californians and is recognized as a leader in training the next generation of healthcare professionals. I look forward to working with my colleagues across the system to positively impact the services we provide and the people we serve."
Prior to joining the University of Texas system, Stobo was with The Johns Hopkins University. From 1985 to 1994, Stobo was professor of medicine and director of the department of medicine with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and physician-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1993 he was named vice dean for clinical services and in 1994 Stobo became vice president of The Johns Hopkins Health System. In 1997, Stobo was named vice dean for research and technology at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine and chairman of Johns Hopkins Healthcare LLC.
From 1976 to 1985, Stobo served as head of the section of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From1973 to 1976, Stobo was assistant professor in the department of immunology and a consultant in rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
"The University of California healthcare system is a highly complex organization that serves the many diverse needs of Californians," said Claire Pomeroy, UC Davis vice chancellor for human health sciences, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine and chair of the systemwide advisory committee for the selection of the senior vice president. "As a former professor, and president of a large academic health center responsible for research, educational and clinical missions, Jack understands the importance of integrating the clinical enterprise with the academic mission of the university. As UC continues to address shortages in a variety of healthcare professions across California, Jack has the experience and expertise to lead our university's healthcare system and to ensure that resources and priorities align with our academic mission."
Stobo is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the John P. McGovern Lifetime Achievement Award in Oslerian Medicine (2007); Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) District IV Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award (2005); American College of Physician Executives, 2005; Physician Executive Award for Lifetime Achievement (2005); Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award (2005); Galveston Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year Award (2005); Inaugural Induction into the International Gold Humanism Honor Society (2005); Health Access Texas, Health Policy Award (2004); International Association of Business Communications, Executive Communicator of the Year (2003); Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award (2003); Katherine & Nicholas Leone Award for Administrative Excellence (2001); Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (SELAM) Award for Excellence (2001); and Master of the American College of Physicians (1996).
Stobo holds an M.D. degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo and bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College. His medical training includes two years at the Osler Medical Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, two years as a research associate at the National Institutes of Health and one year as chief medical resident on the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins.
As senior vice president, Stobo will receive an annual salary of $580,000. Per university policy, he will be eligible to participate in the Clinical Enterprise Management Recognition Plan at a target of 20 percent of base salary per year with a maximum payout capped at 25 percent for results that far exceed expectation for the year. Per university policy, he will receive an annual automobile allowance of $8,916 and will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable relocation expenses associated with establishing housing in the Bay Area and for participation in the University Home Loan Program. As an exception to policy, approved by the Regents, he will receive reimbursement of reasonable costs associated with temporary accommodations in the Oakland area, not to exceed $25,000 for up to six-months. In addition, as an exception to policy, Stobo will receive a relocation allowance of $145,000 (25 percent of proposed annual salary). Stobo, as an exception to policy, will also receive reimbursement for up to two roundtrip coach class airfares plus reasonable accommodation expenses between Texas and the Bay Area to be used prior to his start date.
Stobo also will receive standard pension and health and welfare benefits and standard senior management benefits, including senior manager life insurance, executive business travel insurance, executive salary continuation for disability, a monthly contribution of 5 percent of base salary to the senior management supplemental retirement benefit program, and an administrative fund for official entertainment and other purposes that comply with university policy. Before taking into account any limitations on retirement benefits imposed by Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 415(b) and 401(a)(17), it is estimated that after five years of service, Stobo would be eligible for a monthly retirement benefit of approximately $6,041. He will be eligible, under policy, to buy back any prior service credits which may be applied to calculate UCRP benefits.
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