Marschall Runge has served as executive vice president for medical affairs since March 2015.
Before joining the University of Michigan, he was executive dean for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders distinguished professor of medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, chair of the UNC-CH Department of Medicine, and principal investigator and director of the NIH-funded North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, one of 55 medical research institutions working together as a national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country.
An honors graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and a Ph.D. in molecular biology, he earned his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was an intern and resident in internal medicine. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and was a faculty member there prior to moving to Emory University as an associate professor of medicine in 1989. Before joining the UNC faculty in 2000, he held the John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair in Internal Medicine and was director of the Division of Cardiology and the Sealy Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
He holds five patents and is a past president of the American Heart Association, Galveston Island Division, and the Paul Dudley White Society at Massachusetts General Hospital.