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Audrey Gregory, Ph.D., R.N.

Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Medical Center

Audrey Gregory, PhD, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Medical Center. She was named to the post on January 1, 2020. She joined the Detroit Medical Center in October 2019 as the President of Detroit Medical Center and CEO of DMC's adult central campus including DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Heart Hospital and DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. Gregory came to the DMC from Tenet Healthcare’s Saint Francis Healthcare System in Memphis, where she served as Market CEO, and CEO of St. Francis Hospital - Memphis. Dr. Gregory has been with Tenet for more than 15 years in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer and CEO Placentia-Linda Hospital in Southern California. She is a recipient of three Tenet Circle of Excellence awards in recognition of her leadership.

Dr. Gregory is a highly respected leader who has been recognized nationally for her commitment and dedication. She has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s Top 25 Minority Leaders in health care, and was named as one of 70 African American leaders in health care to know by Becker’s Hospital Review. She serves as a trustee at-large on the Michigan Health & Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees, and was appointed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. Dr. Gregory also serves as a member of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team, and is as a board member of Detroit Regional Chamber.

Dr. Gregory earned a Ph.D. in global leadership from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. She earned both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.