Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and neurology at BUSM,
Boston University School of Medicine Appoints New Member to Dean’s Advisory Board
Pedram Salimpour, MD, MPH, has been named a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). DAB members serve three-year-renewable terms actively participating in medical school strategic planning and external relations initiatives.
DAB members are leaders in medicine, technology, business and other sectors of society. They share a passion for basic science and clinical research, as well as their support for BUSM. Board members are uniquely positioned to help advance the school and its students, scientists and clinicians.
“Service as a Board Member is the culmination of personal and professional aspirations. It is my hope that together, with fellow Board Members and the leadership of Dean Karen Antman, we will leave a legacy of discovery and prosperity for BUSM,” said Salimpour.
Salimpour is CEO and co-founder of Champion Health Enterprises, a company focused on the creation of novel health ecosystems for Native American tribes and their business entities. He is president and co-founder of CareNex Health Services, a healthcare technology and client-services organization specializing in neonatal and perinatal disease management programs with presence in more than 40 percent of the neonatal intensive care units in the U.S. In 2006, CareNex was partially acquired by Wellpoint (NYSE: WLP). In 2007, Salimpour co-founded Plymouth Health and acquired a 306 bed hospital in San Diego, California from Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: TCH). From 2001 to 2005, he served as executive vice president and co-founder of NexCare Collaborative, a not-for-profit organization that assisted healthcare needs of more than 100,000 underserved children and families in Southern California.
President-elect of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, Salimpour is a member of the boards of directors of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health and a founding board member of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. He is an adjunct professor of health and human services at the Center on Human Aging at San Diego State University and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.
In addition to his medical contributions, Salimpour received an Emmy Award for his news documentary, “The Face of America,” and received a commendation from the Governor of California for his record of service to the State.
Salimpour is a graduate of BUSM. An Alpha Omega Alpha National Research Scholar, he was the first two-time recipient of the American College of Physicians’ Research Award. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center’s Keck School of Medicine and received his Masters of Public Health degree at the UCLA School of Public Health.