Cumberland University Elects Wright Pinson to Board of Trust

Cumberland University announced today that Dr. Wright Pinson has been elected to the Board of Trust. 

Dr. Pinson currently serves as Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He helped develop and organize the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, a 69 hospital affiliated system covering Tennessee and surrounding states and serves as president and chairman of its board. As the health system chief, Pinson has helped the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical activities grow by more than 50 percent.

In addition, Pinson also serves Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Nursing and a Professor of Management at the Owen Graduate School of Business. 

Pinson has been active in both research and education. As a clinical and laboratory investigator, his work has resulted in numerous grants and awards and over 350 publications. He is the co-founder of the master of management in healthcare program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Business.

Pinson graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained in general surgery and completed three fellowships. He directed the Vanderbilt Transplant Center for 18 years. Prior to his time at Vanderbilt University, he initiated the first liver transplantation programs in the Pacific Northwest and for the Veterans Administration system. 

President Paul C. Stumb is grateful to have Dr. Pinson join the Cumberland University Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Pinson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our board, and I am pleased to welcome him to the Cumberland family,” said Stumb. “With the just completed acquisition and establishment of the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, this comes at an exciting time for both Vanderbilt Health System and Cumberland University” 

Pinson was officially elected to the board of trustees on July 28 and will begin serving immediately.