David R. Perry

David R. Perry is a veteran senior business officer in the field of academic medicine. His professional track-record includes two years of active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army (1966-68), and seven years’ service as legislative analyst and budget examiner for the U. S. Office of Management and Budget/Executive Office of the President (1968-75). The greater portion of his career, however, occurred in the medical education arena, where he served variously as chief planner, principal business officer, and confidential administrative advisor to medical school Deans at St. Louis University (1975-89), and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1989-2006). Prominent amongst the Deans with whom he worked closely for many years were Drs. David Challoner and William Stoneman at St. Louis University, and Drs. Stuart Bondurant and Jeffrey Houpt at UNC-Chapel Hill. Born and raised in Indiana, he earned his higher education degrees at Indiana University (Bloomington), A.B. (with honors) in 1964, M.A. in 1966, both in the discipline of political science. In mid-2006 he was invited by the Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill, to serve as that University’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, during a national search for a permanent successor to that position. Upon the arrival of this new University officer, Perry concluded his service to UNC and retired effective April 30, 2007. In 2010, he was called upon to serve as the Interim Associate Provost for Finance at UNC-Chapel Hill while that institution conducted a search to fill the position.

His 31+ years of active service in academic medicine exposed Perry to a wide array of policy and operational challenges that commonly confront Deans and other senior leaders in both the private and public sectors. He is well-equipped to advise and assist medical school and general university leadership in diagnosing — and devising thoughtful, pragmatic solutions for — a wide cross-section of contemporary institutional issues. His particular areas of interest include: general administration, organizational design, inter-institutional relationships (e.g., with teaching hospitals, parent universities, and other health professions schools), financial planning and budgeting, human resources, regulatory compliance, and faculty compensation systems.

David has been a presenter on multiple occasions at regional and national conferences of the AAMC’s Group on Institutional Planning and Group on Business Affairs. He also is a co-author of peer-reviewed articles published in the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE and ACADEMIC MEDICINE. During most of the decade of the 1980s, he served the National Institutes of Health as a Special Reviewer on grant renewal site visits to all seven of the federally-sponsored Regional Primate Research Centers, as well as to several federally-funded General Clinical Research Centers.

Contact David R. Perry: drp(at)cbopartners.com