Ken Marx named new MBI director of operations

The MBI welcomes Ken Marx as its new director of operations. Marx, who previously served as chief administrator for UF’s department of emergency medicine for 15 years, succeeds Kelly Sharp, who is now executive director of administration and finance at the UF College of Pharmacy.

Marx started his career as a lab tech at Georgetown University, where he supported research into spinal cord injuries and antidotes for nerve gas exposures. He later obtained dual master’s degrees in health care administration and business administration from The University of Iowa, where he continued on to complete an administrative residency and fellowship in hospital administration. He then joined the staff at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he administered 12 areas and worked to create an affiliated home health care company.

In 1997, he joined UF and Shands in what was then the division of emergency medicine within the department of anesthesiology, becoming the division’s first administrator. He facilitated the creation of the new department of emergency medicine in 1999 and became its first administrator.

During his tenure in emergency medicine, Marx helped direct tremendous growth, including expansion of the faculty from nine members to 40, development of a new residency program and the opening of the UF Health Shands Pediatric ER and UF Health Shands Emergency Center – Springhill.

The MBI extends a warm welcome to Ken!