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, FACS

Chief Clinical Officer, UNC Health
President, UNC Physicians
Chair, UNCPN Board of Directors

Dr. Matthew Ewend is the Chief Clinical Officer of UNC Health Care & President of UNC Physicians. In this role, he has responsibility for the overall physician enterprise of the UNC Health Care System, a statewide network of 13 hospitals and more than 3,200 employed physicians across 700 affiliated practices. In addition, he oversees the quality program, the value program, and the partnership of UNC Physicians with our hospitals.

In addition, Dr. Ewend is a practicing Neurosurgeon at the UNC School of Medicine, specializing in neuro-oncology. He served as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery from 2010 until 2019, stepping down to assume the CCO role of UNC Health. He joined the faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests center on endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors, especially pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and metastases. His research interest centers on developing genetically-modified, cell-based therapies for treatment of brain tumors.


Dr. Lynne FiscusLynne Fiscus, MD, MPH

President & CEO

Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, is the President & CEO, as well a practicing primary care physician at North Chatham Pediatrics & Internal Medicine. A collaborative leader, Dr Fiscus is experienced in developing physician and administrative dyad teams to create value for patients while fostering joy for clinicians and staff. Experienced in both community and academic settings, she has served as a practice transformation consultant for the American Medical Association and is involved in developing, implementing, and researching solutions to physician burnout.  Before returning to North Carolina, Dr Fiscus served as the Executive Medical Director for the University of Minnesota Ambulatory Clinics and an Executive Regional Medical Director for Fairview Medical Group in Minnesota.

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 and her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Dr. Fiscus is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.


Dr. GuptaSachin K. Gupta, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Interim Executive Medical Director

Sachin Gupta, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer & Interim Executive Medical Director, Triangle West for UNC Physicians Network, as well as a practicing primary care physician at UNC Family Medicine at Panther Creek. He is experienced in managing physician relations and working to build successful clinical teams to create positive patient outcomes.

Dr. Gupta earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine from Halifax Medical Center.  He is board-certified in family medicine.