A  longtime WVU faculty member has taken on a new role on the Health Sciences Center leadership team.

Jeff Coben, M.D., has been named associate vice president for clinical innovations, planning and operations. He will report to Clay Marsh, M.D., vice president and executive dean of health sciences, and serve on his leadership team.

Dr. Coben serves as the principal advisor to Dr. Marsh. In addition to involvement in day-to-day decision-making at the HSC, he will spearhead efforts to strengthen alignment between the HSC academic and clinical enterprises by fostering research and program development focusing on health services delivery. He will coordinate with the University’s Office of Transformation, WVU Healthcare and the West Virginia United Health System, and others to develop productive linkages among academic, research and clinical programs.

Coben, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is the director of WVU’s Injury Control Research Center and on the faculty of both the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. He formerly served as the interim dean of the School of Public Health.