Chad Whelan, MD, Chief Executive Officer

Chad WhelanChad Whelan, MD, FACP, FHM, is the chief executive officer of Banner - University Medicine Tucson. Dr. Whelan comes to Banner with significant experience having held several leadership positions in academic medical centers, as well as serving in a large national health system. He previously was the president of Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, IL, the only academic medical center within Trinity Health, where he was responsible for oversight of the 550-bed hospital and 25 ambulatory clinic sites with 700 employed physicians and 4,500 employees. While at LUMC, and prior to becoming president of the medical center, Dr. Whelan served as senior vice president and chief medical officer. His background also includes multiple leadership and clinical roles at Loyola University Health System and the University of Chicago Medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Whelan has been actively involved in teaching residents and medical students, as well as the oversight of graduate medical education programs. He achieved the rank of professor of medicine at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and has published multiple academic papers and serves on numerous national committees.

Dr. Whelan earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holds master’s degrees in public health and business administration from the University of Michigan.