Dennis W. Pullin
Dennis W. Pullin is president and CEO of Virtua, a non-profit healthcare system in New Jersey offering a full continuum of primary, preventative, wellness, acute and long-term care.
Pullin came to Virtua in 2017 from Baltimore where he had been president of MedStar Harbor Hospital and senior vice president of MedStar Health. Prior to leading MedStar Harbor, he was senior vice president and chief operating officer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Pullin’s extensive background includes many leadership positions in healthcare management. He was vice president of Operations and Business Development at St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston; vice president of Acquisitions and Development at Symbion Healthcare, Inc.; executive director of the Baylor Sports Medicine Institute at Baylor College of Medicine; and chief operating officer at Hopestar Medical Management Group.
A Fellow and past Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and past chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health and Medical Research Foundation, Pullin has served on the boards of numerous non-profit community and civic organizations, including Healthcare for the Homeless, Houston Regional HIV/AIDS Resource Group, the American Heart Association and DePelchin Children's Center among others. He also serves on the American Hospital Association’s Governance Council for Metropolitan Hospitals. He served on the board of the College of Health Professions, Towson University and is a past member of the Maryland Hospital Association’s Council on Legislative and Regulatory Policy, as well as the Maryland Hospital Association’s Prime Group Purchasing Organization.
Pullin has served as an adjunct professor at Texas Lutheran University and Towson University, and has presented and published a wide variety of papers and articles. A past Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, he is a Hall of Fame Inductee of the Edgewood Independent School District.
A San Antonio native, Pullin received his bachelor’s degree at Texas Lutheran University and earned a Master of Science degree at Texas A&M University.