Thomas Detre, an influential healthcare academic credited with transforming the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, died after a long illness. He was 86. The Budapest, Hungary, native joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 as director of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the medical school’s psychiatry chairman, the system said in a news release. Detre was promoted in 1982 to associate senior vice chancellor of the university’s health science schools and then to senior vice chancellor. In 1998, he became executive VP of international and academic programs and then was appointed UPMC Health System’s medical director of international programs. In 2004, he was named emeritus distinguished senior vice chancellor for health sciences and the university’s emeritus distinguished service professor of psychiatry.