Matthew Ewend, MD
President of UNC Physicians and Chair of UNCPN Board of Directors
Dr. Matt Ewend serves as President of UNC Physicians. In this role, he oversees the physician clinical enterprise of UNC Health Care, which includes over 2,400 physicians and 600 Advanced Practice Providers in 450 practices spanning the UNC Physicians Network, UNC Faculty Physicians, and physician practices at UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals.
A renowned clinician, researcher, and teacher, Ewend also holds an appointment as Van L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Eminent Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery. An accomplished neurosurgeon, Ewend leads the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Neuro-oncology group.
Over the years, he has collaborated with faculty from across UNC on the development of new treatments for metastatic and primary brain tumors. Ewend joined the UNC School of Medicine faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Vince Hoellerich, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Vince Hoellerich, MD served as the Executive Medical Director of Specialty Services & Clinical Integration Initiatives for the UNC Health Care System. In addition to his long tenure practicing anesthesiology and critical care medicine at UNC REX Healthcare, he served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at UNC REX from 2003 to 2014.
He has also served on the UNC REX Healthcare Board of Trustees since 2004 and was Chair of its Committee for Strategic Planning and Finance. Before arriving at UNC REX, Dr. Hoellerich completed fellowships in cardiac anesthesia and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
He completed residency in anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Hoellerich graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Derek Wildman, MBA
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Derek Wildman is the CFO and COO for UNCPN. Derek has been a finance leader in the UNC Health Care System for a number of years. His experience includes serving as an assistant director for UNC Physicians & Associates and director of finance for Rex Physicians Services.
In 2010, Derek was named executive finance director of UNCPN. He received his master of business administration from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.