UF College of Medicine appoints Jeremy Sibiski to leadership team

Jeremy Sibiski has been appointed as the executive director of finance and administration for the UF College of Medicine, a newly created position.The University of Florida College of Medicine is welcoming one of its own into a new position as it bids farewell to two top-level administrators.

Jeremy Sibiski, FACHE, has been appointed as the executive director of finance and administration for the UF College of Medicine, a newly created position. The position combines the leadership responsibilities previously held by Patrick Jan Eller, associate dean for administrative affairs, and William Wayne Tharp, C.P.A., senior associate dean of financial services. Eller is retiring after a 39-year career at UF while Tharp is retiring after a career spanning about 36 years, including 14 years at UF Health Shands and 21 at the UF College of Medicine.

Sibiski’s position will merge the human resource and financial functions under one leader. His appointment comes after a national search that included more than 100 candidates, said Marvin Dewar, M.D., J.D., senior associate dean and CEO for UF Health Physicians and chair of the search committee.

“Our applications were people from all walks, including some very good applicants from academic medical centers, people who had done this particular job at other significant and quality places,” Dewar said. “At the end of the day, none of them offered a skill set or expertise that were better than Jeremy’s. He has all the skills necessary, the right attitude and hits the ground already running.”

Previously, Sibiski was the director of budget and financial analysis for the UF College of Medicine’s financial services, working under Tharp. There, he oversaw the development of an $800 million budget and directed the financial operations of the college, supporting more than 1,300 faculty and more than 5,000 employees overall.

“Properly executing UF Health’s strategic plan requires superior talent management and retention,” Sibiski said. “My goal is to optimize the financial position of the college so we can continue to train future medical leaders, expand our clinical enterprise and pursue new research and discoveries.”

Sibiski holds a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Florida. Previously, he held positions at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute within the Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, and served in the U.S. Navy as a medical service corps officer. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.

“After a thorough national search, Jeremy was the clear choice,” said Michael L. Good, M.D., dean of the UF College of Medicine. “He has demonstrated his knowledge and skill set over nearly seven years of service at UF Health, and his expertise will guide our college in recruiting and retaining key faculty so that we can expand and enhance research, education and patient care.”         

Sibiski began his position June 1.

“I am honored to join the senior leadership team at the UF College of Medicine,” Sibiski said. “This newly created position opens an opportunity to merge the human resources and finance functions of the college into one department, allowing us to provide efficient and high-quality service to our more than 5,000 faculty and staff within the college.”

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