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Tony Lindsey, MDAnthony (Tony) Lindsey, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, UNC Health Care, and Professor of Psychiatry

In his role as Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Lindsey is responsible for representing the Dean on matters relating to the clinical activities of the medical school faculty. As Chief Medical Officer, he coordinates all UNC Hospitals medical staff committees, chairs the Medical Staff Executive Committee and represents the medical staff at the Health Care System Board. He also is responsible for patient quality and safety and oversight of the medical staff appointment and peer review processes.  In his UNC Health Care system role, he serves as Chair of the Chief Medical Officer Roundtable,   and is responsible for coordination of hospital quality improvement, credentialing and clinical integration. 

Dr. Lindsey is a psychiatrist who earned specialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. He previously served as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Director of Medical Student Education in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. He currently serves as a consulting psychiatrist at UNC Hospitals.

Dr. Lindsey is a native North Carolinian born in Haywood County.  He earned a B.S. in chemistry and biology from Trevecca College in Nashville, Tennessee and his M.D. from East Carolina University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. He served on the University of South Carolina School of Medicine faculty prior to joining the UNC School of Medicine faculty.