Appleton-based ThedaCare named Imran Andrabi, M.D. as its next president and chief executive officer on April 19, replacing Dr. Dean Gruner, who plans to retire in June after leading northeast Wisconsin’s largest employer for the past nine years.

Dr. Andrabi, 49 – a family medicine practitioner – currently serves as regional president and CEO for the Toledo region of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. Andrabi began his medical career with the Catholic health care system 25 years ago and eventually moved into various administrative roles, being promoted to his current position in 2015.

He is expected to begin his new role at ThedaCare in late June.