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Central Ohio Primary Care announces William Wulf, M.D. as its Next CEO
Dr. Wulf is the first physician CEO at Central Ohio Primary Care
Dr. Wulf will assume his new role in November, as the first physician CEO of COPC. He replaces Tom Bishop who announced his plans to retire last July. Bishop has held the position since 2001.
“We are very excited to enter a new era in COPC where we will be led by a physician as our CEO,” said Robert Stone, M.D., President of Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians and an internal medicine physician at Central Ohio Medicine. “There was a great deal of discussion and deliberation on the best course for our future. Dr. Wulf was the most qualified and is clearly capable of leading COPC into the future.”
Dr. Wulf has over 25 years of medical and leadership experience. He was a leader among the founding physicians that helped establish COPCP, Inc. in 1996. He currently practices medicine at his private practice in Columbus and serves as the COPC Corporate and Laboratory Medical Director.
“Bill’s clinical skills, coupled with his business acumen will be vitally important to COPC as our organization moves toward implementing the changes due to health reform and the COPC population health management strategy,” Bishop said.
Dr. Wulf is known as a highly visible executive who cultivates personal relationships throughout every level of the organization, fostering staff engagement by creating a climate of personal excellence for all members of the team.
As an internist, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University earning a bachelor of science in zoology.
Dr. Wulf is a member of the COPC Executive Committee, the Ohio State University Health Plan Quality Committee. He is also on the board of directors for Access Health Columbus, The Ohio Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and The Ohio Health Information Partnership.
A new Medical Director will be appointed once Dr. Wulf assumes CEO responsibilities.