A former University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) senior vice president will be taking over as president of UPMC’s PinnacleHealth Medical Group.
Dr. Jason Marx, previously senior vice president of physician integration and value-based care and chief of the UMMS critical care COVID-19 operations, will succeed Dr. Robert Nielson following his retirement on Thursday.
Marx served as the inaugural chair of the UMMS physician network management committee. He is also an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
“With more than 20 years of progressive clinical and operational leadership at the University of Maryland Medical System and St. Joseph Medical Center, Dr. Marx brings a wealth of expertise to this role,” said Phil Guarneschelli, president, UPMC in Central Pa.
Nielson leaves UPMC on March 31. He joined the system in 2015 after it acquired his practice, Annville Family Medicine.
Nielsen joined the PinnacleHealth Medical Group as head of population health and became the area’s director in June 2016.
“We are excited for Dr. Nielsen as he moves on to this new chapter of his life, but he will be deeply missed as a colleague, friend, and major contributor to the health and well-being of our region,” said Guarneschelli.