ThedaCare named Imran Andrabi, MD, as the new president and chief executive officer. Andrabi will join ThedaCare June 19, 2017, following the retirement of Dean Gruner, MD, who has led the system for nine years.
Andrabi comes to ThedaCare from Mercy Health, a non-profit Catholic health care ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky. He began with Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare Partners) as an intern and medical resident 25 years ago and steadily advanced to become regional president and chief executive officer of the Toledo region in 2015.
Gruner leaves ThedaCare after serving as president and CEO since 2008. Under his direction, ThedaCare has continued to grow as the largest health care provider in Northeast Wisconsin and the largest locally based employer with 6,700 employees, seven hospitals, 32 clinics and other health care services across nine counties.
Andrabi received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, and is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. With an interest in helping others in the health care field advance, Andrabi has been actively involved in teaching medical students as teaching faculty at the Medical College of Ohio and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, he serves on numerous boards and committees to improve the health and economic status of the Toledo community.