Awards and Recipients

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Ivan Samstein

University of Chicago Health System

Ivan Samstein is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for UChicago Medicine, where he oversee finances including establishing and monitoring the annual budget, funding strategic growth and assisting in the development of key partnerships.

Ivan’s experience in financial management spans a broad array of areas including healthcare, higher education, government finance, capital markets and supply chain. Before joining the UChicago Medicine health system, he served as Vice President and CFO for the University of Chicago, working closely with the university president, provost, board of trustees, deans and officers to ensure that financial services, operations and strategy supported the university’s academic mission and priorities.

As CFO for Cook County, Ivan oversaw eight departments and advised Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on all fiscal-policy matters. Prior to that experience, Samstein was an investment banker covering municipal fixed-income markets in New York and Chicago at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and predecessor organizations and a municipal bond-rating analyst at Moody’s Investors Service. 

Samstein earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s from Hunter College, City University of New York. He is an Afghanistan veteran of the United States Army. 

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