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Veteran Health Care Executive to Join NSU as New EVP & COO

Harry K. Moon, M.D., brings extensive experience running complex health care organizations


FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Harry K. Moon, M.D. will take the reins as Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective July 15, 2018, President Dr. George Hanbury announced. Dr. Moon joins NSU following a distinguished career in numerous executive positions for Cleveland Clinic Florida.

In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Moon will be responsible for the leadership, overall direction and effective management of NSU’s administrative operations with particular emphasis on a more efficient and student/patient-centered clinical operations.

Harry K. Moon, M.D.

Harry K. Moon, M.D., NSU’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

“Dr. Moon is joining NSU at a pivotal moment in our history; one that needs exactly the brand of leadership that he will bring to this critical position in our executive team,” said Dr. Hanbury. “His vast experience with complex systems will translate well to the world of higher education at a time when educating tomorrow’s health care providers is more important than ever. He is the right person for the right job, and precisely the right time.”

Reporting to Dr. Moon will be the University’s Divisions of Business Services, Clinical Operations, Enrollment and Student Services, Facilities Management and Public Safety, Information Services and University Libraries, Internal Audit, Office of Innovation and Information Technology and Regional Campus Network & Online Education.

“It is indeed an honor to join NSU as it further develops its extensive healthcare programs,” said Dr. Moon. “NSU has created a strong academic foundation and is developing the programs and facilities to become a national leader in education, research, and patient care. I look forward with keen anticipation to helping Dr. Hanbury fulfill the mission of the university.”

Dr. Moon has been instrumental in the development of medical, research and educational programs in South Florida for the past twenty-five years. As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Clinic Florida from 1997 to 2003, Dr. Moon led the initial efforts to establish a fully integrated academic medical center in South Florida at a time of dramatic change in the nation’s healthcare delivery system. Preceding his appointment as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Moon was a staff physician and Chair of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Health System and member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors. Most recently, Dr. Moon was founder and president of Himmarshee Surgical Partners, LLC. He also holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery with NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“He is one of those unique individuals who has the administrative background, deep knowledge of health care, community understanding, and impeccable integrity which makes him a superb choice for COO,” added Dr. Hanbury.

His leadership in the community is also stellar, having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Broward Workshop, Governor’s appointee to the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees, and on the governing board of numerous business, community and philanthropic organizations. Dr. Moon received a B.A. from Tulane University and a M.D. from the University of South Alabama.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU.


March 27, 2018

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