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Babur B. Lateef, M.D., named chair of the Health System Board of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors

Babur Lateef, an ophthalmologist and chair of the Prince William County School Board, has been appointed chair of the Health System Board of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors.

The health system board acts as the oversight board for UVA Health, which includes the UVA Medical Center; the UVA School of Medicine; the UVA School of Nursing and UVA Community Health, which is comprised of UVA Culpeper Medical Center, UVA Prince William Medical Center, UVA Haymarket Medical Center and the UVA Health Community Health Medical Group; as well as the affiliated UVA Physicians Group.

“Dr. Lateef’s experience as a member of the Board of Visitors and the Health System Board, together with his practical background as a physician and owner of a large medical practice, makes him an excellent choice to serve as chair of the Health System Board,” said K. Craig Kent, MD, chief executive officer of UVA Health and executive vice president for health affairs at UVA. “I look forward to working with Dr. Lateef to help further our mission of transforming health and inspiring hope for all Virginians and beyond.”

Lateef has served as a member of the Board of Visitors and the Health System Board since 2016, as well as a member of the UVA Physicians Group Board of Directors since 2018. Before his appointment as chair of the Health System Board, he served as the committee’s vice chair and as chair of the Audit, Compliance, and Risk Committee.

A practicing physician, Lateef has owned Woodbridge-based Advanced Ophthalmology, Inc., since 2002. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Rochester. He has served as chairman-at-large of the Prince William County School Board since 2018.

“Dr. Lateef has accomplished so much as vice chair of the Health System Board, and I greatly appreciate his willingness to take on this new leadership role on the Board of Visitors,” Clement said in a news release. “His knowledge and leadership mean a great deal to the university, and I am excited to have him as our next chair of the Health System Board.”

In the release, Lateef said he is honored by the appointment.

"Serving the health needs of the citizens of the commonwealth while also performing innovative research is of the highest priority," he said. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board to continue this important work.” 

Lateef’s first meeting as chair of the Health System Board will be Sept. 15.



About UVA Health: 

UVA Health is a world-class academic medical center and health system with a level 1 trauma center, a nationally recognized cancer center, and UVA Children’s. Our footprint also encompasses 3 community hospitals and an integrated network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout Charlottesville, Culpeper, Northern Virginia, and beyond. Through teaching and research, we continue to advance medicine and innovate excellence while providing high-quality care. 



About Babur B. Lateef, M.D.: 

Babur B. Lateef, M.D., was elected to serve as Chairman At-Large on November 6, 2019. He previously served in an interim capacity after the Board appointed him to fill an unexpired term in April of 2018.

Dr. Lateef is a physician and owner of Advanced Ophthalmology, Inc. in Woodbridge. He and his wife, Dr. Tarannum Lateef, have four children in Prince William County Public Schools. Dr. Lateef is a member of the Board of Directors of SPARK, the education foundation for PWCS. He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Virginia and vice chairman of the University of Virginia Health System Board. He is also a PTO member at Marshall Elementary, Benton Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

He is a graduate of Youngstown State University and Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He also serves as an assistant clinical professor at George Washington University.





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