The office of the vice president for health affairs for the University of Colorado oversees the academic, research and clinical operations of the Anschutz Medical Campus while also focusing on key strategic initiatives, including transportation, relationships with affiliate health-care partners and development on and around the campus.
Lilly Marks Biography
Lilly Marks serves as vice president for health affairs for the University of Colorado. Until December 2014 she was executive vice chancellor in charge of the Anschutz Medical Campus, which comprises the university’s Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing and Graduate School and the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Prior to assuming this university position, Ms. Marks spent two decades in the concurrent positions of senior associate dean for finance and administration of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and executive director of University Physicians, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates as the centralized faculty practice plan.
Ms. Marks chairs the board of directors of the University of Colorado Hospital and is a member of the University of Colorado Health System Board, a member of the board of directors of Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and a trustee of the University of Colorado Foundation. In January 2013 Ms. Marks was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch. In 2008-2009, Ms. Marks served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Healthcare Reform to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. She also serves as a member of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Advisory Panel on Health Care and the AAMC Advisory Panel on Research. Ms. Marks is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC).
The Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award was awarded to Ms. Marks in August 2012. She was recognized by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2014 as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver.
Ms. Marks is a frequent national speaker on topics related to medical school economics, health care and clinical practice management, and leadership issues in academic medicine.