Stuart Marcus, M.D., M.B.A., FACS

Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, Associate Professor
Medical Education

Dr. Stuart Marcus has a broad range of physician leadership experience in clinical,
educational, administrative, and regulatory aspects of healthcare. His professional career,
spanning nearly 30 years since the completion of his clinical training, including 10 years on the
faculty in the Department of Surgery at NYU School of Medicine and then 15 years as a
Physician Executive at Ascension, one of the nation’s largest health care systems.

From 2016 to 2021, Dr. Marcus served as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
for AMITA Health, a 19-hospital system with more than 230 sites of care in the greater Chicago
area. As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Marcus worked closely with the senior executive team and
two sponsor organizations, Ascension and Advent Health, leading physician integration
strategies. He had system-wide accountability for quality and patient safety, population
health, managed care, medical education, clinical research, physician advisory services,
utilization and case management, clinical documentation improvement, and health
informatics. Dr. Marcus was the clinical lead for AMITA Health’s COVID-19 emergency command
center which encompassed all aspects of the pandemic response for the healthcare system.

Prior to joining AMITA Health, Dr. Marcus was President and Chief Executive Officer of
Ascension’s St. Vincent's Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Market Executive for
Ascension’s New York and Connecticut markets. He joined St. Vincent’s in 2006 as Clinical Vice
President and Chairman of the Department of Oncology where he led the development of the
system's integrated cancer center. He later served as Chief Medical Officer and as a professor
of surgery for the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University where he
was instrumental in establishing St. Vincent’s as the principal clinical partner for the school
and participated in the development of the clinical curriculum and faculty. Earlier in his
career at NYU/Bellevue, Dr. Marcus held positions as an Associate Professor of Surgery and
General Surgery Program Director at the NYU School of Medicine as well as Chief of Surgery at
Bellevue Hospital Center where he helped to coordinate Bellevue’s 9/11 response.

Dr. Marcus’ clinical practice and clinical research was focused on gastrointestinal cancer
surgery. Earlier in his career, he performed bench research in tumor immunology and
angiogenesis. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at
conferences across the country on clinical as well as healthcare policy topics. His
engagements most recently have focused on physician leadership, patient safety, clinical
integration, and other strategies for success in today’s rapidly changing healthcare
environment. He co-facilitates the Physician Executive Boot Camp course for the American
College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Marcus earned his medical degree from Duke University, and was trained in general surgery at
NYU/Bellevue and completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer
Institute. He earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.