Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA
Research Day 2019 Guest Speaker
Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA is President of Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company whose mission is to make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy healthier lives. A passionate champion of improving health in the U.S. and worldwide, she works closely with Verily’s clinical and engineering teams to develop products and platforms that support the successful transformation of health systems to value and advance the co-production of health with patients, their caregivers, and communities. A radiologist and healthcare executive, Lee also serves as a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is authoring a book about improving the American healthcare system.
For six years, Lee led the University of Utah Health as Dean, SVP and CEO of the $3.5B integrated health system, academic campus, and health plan. The system was recognized for its health care innovations that enabled higher quality at lower costs (JAMA & editorial, NYT) and with higher patient satisfaction (NYT, HBR, NEJM), and in 2016, was ranked first among university hospitals in quality and safety (Vizient).
Elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and with ~200 peer-reviewed publications, Lee is an MR radiologist whose NIH-funded laboratory has developed novel methods for measuring kidney function and vascular disease with MRI. Also recognized for her leadership in transforming health care, Lee serves on the Defense Health Board of the Department of Defense, the Journal Oversight Committee for JAMA, the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Fund, and the Scientific Advisory Boards for Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also a director on the board of Zions Bancorporation, a publicly traded company and also serves on the board of the American Association of Rhodes Scholars.
Dr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, received a D.Phil in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School, and was valedictorian of her EMBA program at NYU’s Stern School of Business.