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Vivian Lee | Overview

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President of Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, is the author of The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone (Norton). She is President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences. A physician and health care executive, Lee also serves as a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Prior to joining Verily, Lee served as the dean of the medical school and chief executive officer of the University of Utah Health, an integrated health system with a budget of $3.6 billion, including a 1,400-member physician group and health insurance plan. During her tenure, she led University of Utah Health to recognition for its health care delivery system innovations that enable higher quality at lower costs and with higher patient satisfaction, and superior financial performance. In 2016, University of Utah was ranked first among all university hospitals in quality and safety (Vizient). Dr. Lee previously was the inaugural Chief Scientific Officer of New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

Elected to the National Academy of Medicine with more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, Lee also serves on the board of directors of The Commonwealth Fund and is a director on the board of Zions Bancorporation, a publicly traded company.

Dr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, received a DPhil in medical engineering from University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her MD with honors from Harvard Medical School, and her MBA from NYU. She was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2020.