UC San Diego Health System Welcomes New CEO
On June 1, 2012, Paul S. Viviano assumed the concurrent positions of chief executive officer for UC San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences.
Mr. Viviano, 59, brings to UC San Diego Health System a record of exceptional leadership and strategic vision. He has a hands-on philosophy of working with clinicians and researchers to ensure outstanding patient care — exactly the kind of skills needed to elevate levels of innovation and quality as UC San Diego Health System grows.
Mr. Viviano was most recently chairman of the board and CEO of Alliance HealthCare Services, the nation’s largest provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging services and a national leader of radiation oncology services, serving more than 1,300 hospitals.
His prior positions include president and CEO of USC’s University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, a private research and teaching hospital staffed by faculty from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. USC/Norris is a National Institute of Health-designated comprehensive cancer center.
A Los Angeles native and University of California alumnus, Mr. Viviano earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and master’s degree in public administration-public health at UCLA.
Mr. Viviano is a member of the board of trustees at Loyola Marymount University, where he also serves as chair of the governance committee, a member of the finance committee, and chair of the Bioethics Institute. He is also a member and former chairman of the National Association for Quality Imaging, and will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors for Alliance HealthCare Services.