Becker's Hospital Review announced that Tulane Health System CEO, William Lunn, MD, is featured in the 2017 edition of its list of "Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know," highlighting hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who hold medical degrees.

Lunn, is a Harvard fellowship-trained executive with 18 years of distinguished experience in roles leading high-profile academic medical centers and a major regional health system, in addition to private practice. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tulane Health System in August 2014.

During his tenure at Tulane Health System, the organization has achieved a Joint Commission accreditation with top scores, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children was named a 2016 Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, and Lakeview Regional Medical was added as a campus of Tulane Medical Center. Under Lunn’s leadership, Tulane Health System has also expanded service lines including the opening of the Professional Athlete Care Clinic, an expansion of the Tulane Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and creation of the Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Tulane Medical Center.

Prior to pursuing his academic medical career, Dr. Lunn enjoyed a busy private practice in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine which allowed him to cultivate expertise in clinical program development, procedure coding and reimbursement, training and credentialing, and medical economics. In 2004, after completing a fellowship in Interventional Pulmonary, Dr. Lunn was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine where he became one of the founding members of Baylor’s Complex Airway and Pleural Disease Center and served as its first Director. After being promoted to Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at Baylor, Dr. Lunn helped to improve operations and productivity in all of Baylor’s clinical enterprises. In 2009, Dr. Lunn was recruited to Christus Health to serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the Northern Louisiana operations comprising three acute care hospitals, two wellness centers, and several outpatient clinics. 

Dr. Lunn is the recipient of numerous awards including the American College of Chest Physicians’ Young Investigator Award and the Fulbright and Jaworski award for educational leadership.  He has authored several book chapters and original articles published in various medical journals and has been guest faculty at numerous courses as well as national and international meetings. He is also a on the governing board for the Louisiana Emergency Response Network and Chair of the New Orleans American Heart Association’s 2017 Heart & Soul Gala.