About CHDI

Andrew Agwunobi, MD, MBA

Andrew Agwunobi, MD, MBA CEO & EVP for Health Affairs, UConn Health

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi is the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs for UConn Health system. In this role he is responsible for University of Connecticut’s clinical enterprise a $1-billion operation, which includes John Dempsey Hospital, 10 UConn Health clinics and 5,529 faculty and staff.


Prior to joining UConn Health, Andy served as a managing director and a co-leader of Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Hospital Performance Improvement practice. Before BRG, he served as chief executive officer of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital region of Providence Health & Services in Spokane, Washington. He also previously held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Grady Health System in Atlanta; president and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia; chief operating officer of 14-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California; and secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Andy has also served as chief of the Pediatric Urgent-Care Department for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. He is a pediatrician who received a master of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded him its CEO Circle of Excellence award. In 2005, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine. In 2007, he was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" by Modern Healthcare magazine. Other honors include CEO of the Year, Trailblazer category (Atlanta Business League, 2005), Most Influential Atlantans (Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2005), Speaker and Citizen of the Year (Atlanta Peachtree Rotary, 2004)  and Agent of Change award (Catalyst magazine, 2002)