Meet Our President & CEO

Richard P. Lofgren, M.D., MPH, FACP

Richard P. Lofgren, M.D., MPH, FACP, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of OU Health, Oklahoma’s only fully integrated, unified academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. He became the inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer of OU Health in March of 2022.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of OU Health, Dr. Lofgren leads the overall health system, reporting directly to the OU Health Board of Directors. He is responsible for the strategic vision, clinical and operational direction, strategic growth, quality and safety, financial performance and ongoing integration of OU Health.

Dr. Lofgren is a board-certified internal medicine physician and administrator with nearly 40 years of experience in healthcare with a particular interest in healthcare delivery redesign, operational efficiencies, performance improvement and applied health services/quality research. He is a national thought leader within academic healthcare and is an expert in health system transformations and redesign, with a proven track record as a CEO of uniting hospitals, clinics and centers into a single enterprise with a single purpose.

Dr. Lofgren came to OU Health from UC Health, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s affiliated health system, where he was president and CEO. UC Health encompasses more than 11,000 employees, physicians and advanced practice providers, two hospitals, the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Lindner Center of HOPE and more than 30 outpatient service locations in three states.

In addition to his expertise as a President and CEO, Dr. Lofgren has considerable experience in the tripartite mission of academic healthcare. As an academic physician, Dr. Lofgren served as a tenured faculty member while at University of Kentucky, Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Pittsburgh. Throughout his career, he has earned 14 awards for teaching excellence in academic healthcare and created two different health services research centers aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for veterans. Dr. Lofgren has been a funded researcher and has numerous publications and scholarly contributions spanning his 40 year career.

Dr. Lofgren received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, completed his residency and chief residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he also received a master of public health.