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IU Health Executives

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Dennis Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Murphy is president and chief executive officer for IU Health. He joined the health system in 2013 as chief operating officer, overseeing the operation of IU Health entities throughout the system.

An experienced healthcare executive, Murphy came to IU Health from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, where he served as COO and executive vice president.

Prior to joining Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Murphy was vice president of Ambulatory Services and Financial Planning for University of Chicago Hospitals, and before that he spent 10 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in a variety of roles, from administrative fellow to administrator of the Department of Medicine.

Murphy earned a master of healthcare administration degree from Duke University, and a bachelor of arts degree from University of Notre Dame. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Murphy serves on the boards of the 500 Festival, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana Hospital Association, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Health Foundation, Regenstrief Institute, Riley Children’s Foundation, and the Starfish Initiative.

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Al Gatmaitan, DSc, FACHE

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

As IU Health Chief Operating Officer, Al Gatmaitan oversees the operation of IU Health entities and clinical delivery systems, including System Clinical Services, Supply Chain and Design and Construction. 

Gatmaitan joined IU Health in 1992 as president and chief executive officer of IU Health Tipton Hospital. He then held leadership positions at IU Health Arnett, West and White Memorial hospitals. Prior to joining IU Health, he served as vice president of Operations for Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He has a doctoral degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Indiana University. An active community leader, Gatmaitan currently serves on the board of United Way of Central Indiana and is a longtime member of Rotary International.

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Ryan C. Kitchell

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Ryan Kitchell serves as the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Indiana University Health where he provides management oversight and direction over human resources, information services, strategy and engagement, finance, business development, government affairs and IU Health Plans.

He joined IU Health in 2010 as treasurer and president of IU Health Plans, and then served as chief financial officer for four years. Prior to IU Health, Ryan served as public finance director and later the director of the Office of Management and Budget for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.  He also served in corporate treasury and controllership roles at Eli Lilly and Company.

Ryan holds an economics degree from Indiana University, a master of business administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  He serves on several boards including the Indiana Sports Corporation, Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Crossroad of America, the Indiana Motorsports Commission, the Indiana Regional Cities Committee, and NICO Corporation.

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Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive for IU Health

Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD, is the chief medical executive for the Indiana University Health system.

A dedicated physician and researcher, Dr. Gottlieb also is a natural leader. He works in partnership with IU School of Medicine to ensure the quality and effectiveness of clinical, research and educational activities throughout the IU Health system.

Prior to joining IU Health in October 2014, Dr. Gottlieb served as chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center, the 750-bed academic hub of the 11-hospital medical system. Before that, he served as chief medical officer for St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital and assistant vice chancellor for clinical affairs at Washington University's School of Medicine in St. Louis. He’s also held leadership positions at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and at Norwalk Hospital and Yale University in Connecticut.

After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Gottlieb completed an internal medicine internship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC; a medical residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston; and a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Gottlieb is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

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Michelle Janney, PhD, RN

Chief Nurse Executive for IU Health

Michelle Janney is responsible for setting the strategic vision for nursing and patient care across 17 hospitals and for defining, driving and implementing statewide policies and standards that ensure quality and consistency for patients across all services.

Before joining IU Health in 2015, Janney was the chief nurse executive at the Magnet-designated Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

A graduate of the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania, Janney was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2014 and is past-president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

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Kevin R. Armstrong

Executive Vice President, Mission and Values, and Chief of Staff 

Kevin Armstrong was named chief mission and values officer for IU Health in January, 2016, to help integrate the mission and values into all aspects of the organization. A year later he accepted the responsibility of chief of staff. Prior to that, he served as the president of Methodist Health Foundation.

He began his career as associate chaplain at DePauw University and then pastor at three United Methodist congregations in Indianapolis. His ministry included global leadership in ministries of education, healthcare, housing, food sustainability and restorative justice.

Armstrong graduated with a political science degree from DePauw University and a divinity degree from Duke University. His board memberships include Duke Divinity School, The Louisville Institute, University of Indianapolis, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Spirit and Place Festival, and Central Indiana Education Alliance Executive Committee.