Our Mission

To be a physician network that fosters outstanding patient-centered community-based care by operating practices where physicians are valued and supported and where patients have access to the full range of services of an integrated health care system.

To be an integral part of a premier health care system that strives to improve the health of North Carolina communities with proven and innovative services, harnessing the resources of the UNC Health Care System.


Leadership Team

Dr, EwendMatthew 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.

Derek WildmanDerek Wildman, MBA

Interim President & CEO

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.


Dr. Lynne FiscusLynne Fiscus, MD, MPH

Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director

Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, is the Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director of UNC Physicians Network, as well a practicing primary care physician at North Chatham Pediatrics & Internal Medicine. Dr. Fiscus is experienced in developing physician and administrative dyad teams to create value for patients while fostering joy for clinicians and staff. She serves as a practice transformation consultant for the American Medical Association and is involved in research projects examining physician burnout.

Dr. Fiscus earned her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in Theology. She completed medical school and internal medicine and pediatrics residency at UNC Chapel Hill before receiving her Master of Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Dr. Fiscus is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.