Chief Operating Officer, UNC Health
President, UNC Health System Hospitals
Steve Burriss serves as Chief Operating Officer for UNC Health, one of the nation’s leading academic health systems. As the organization’s COO, Burriss helps oversee a statewide network of 13 hospitals, including UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, and about 40,000 employees. Burriss previously served as president of UNC Health’s Triangle region, and as president of UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh.
In 2017, Burriss was recognized with the Goodmon Award for his exemplary work and commitment to the economic growth and vitality of the Triangle region. He takes an active role in our community, and serves on the board of the North Carolina Symphony. He also served as co-chair for the 2019 Wake County Community Health Needs Assessment.
Burriss earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and an MBA from Marshall University. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Tina, and has two children.