Power 100 2020 Q&A: Wesley Burks
Courtesy of Wesley Burks
65 | CEO, UNC Health Care
Burks’ first year leading the 33,000-employee system was marred by a The New York Times investigation citing turmoil at the system’s children’s hospital after unusual death rates were reported in 2016-17. An advisory board said UNC had responded effectively to the problem. Burks’ clinical specialty is pediatric allergy and immunology. He came to Chapel Hill in 2011 after stints at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The University of Central Arkansas graduate earned his M.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.