Gary L. Teal, is vice president of the Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as the Chief of Staff to the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board for Emory Healthcare. Prior to his current position, he served in the roles of chief administrative officer, senior associate vice president for health affairs, associate vice president for health affairs, director of financial operations for Emory Healthcare, and director of disbursements for Emory University. He also serves as founding director of the Woodruff Leadership Academy, currently in its 19th year.
Mr. Teal has been at Emory since 1986 and was a financial officer at Georgia State University prior to coming to Emory. In his current role at Emory, he serves in numerous financial and administrative capacities. Mr Teal is involved with budgets, finance, communications, trustee relations, government affairs, public affairs, marketing, development, facilities, and strategic planning for all components of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Emory Healthcare.
Mr. Teal administers the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Fund, Inc., a $1.5+ billion research and education enhancement endowment for facilities development and programmatic initiatives. He is a member of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Executive Committee and Leadership Council, the Emory University Information Technology Steering Committee, Emory Healthcare Systems Strategy, Emory Healthcare Network Strategy, and other administrative and financial committees across Emory University and Emory Healthcare. He also serves as Chair of the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine Executive Committee.
Mr. Teal is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives, and the Senior Administrative and Fiscal Officers of the Association of Academic Health Centers.
Mr. Teal has MBA and BBA degrees from Georgia State University, and is an Atlanta native, born at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
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