Freischlag and Atala Named Triad Business Journal Power Players

November 3, 2022

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRSCE

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, CEO of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and chief academic officer of Atrium Health, and Anthony Atala, MD, professor of urology and director of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), were recently named to the Triad Business Journal’s (TBJ) sixth annual Power Player List.

Freischlag was honored for her work as CEO, which includes overseeing the expansion of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The health system just broke ground on a new $450 million critical care tower and will also build an eye institute in Innovation Quarter and a $30 million outpatient pediatric center. Freischlag also was honored for her work as chief academic officer of Atrium Health and dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, which includes expansion of the School of Medicine with a new campus in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Anthony Atala, MD

Atala was honored for guiding the medical and research components at WFIRM and his dedication to ensuring that Winston-Salem can become a hub for the field through workforce development.

Honorees of the TBJ Power Player list were top leaders in the region who championed efforts over the past 18 months who stepped up boldly during the pandemic, helped keep critical elements of the economy moving forward and are leading the region's business recovery that can dynamically change the Triad’s trajectory.