Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences
Paul S. Viviano is chief executive officer (CEO) for UC San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor for UC San Diego Health Sciences.
Mr. Viviano brings to UC San Diego Health System a record of exceptional leadership and strategic vision with a community hospital system, an academic health center and in medical business providing health care services nationally. He 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 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 an National Institute of Health-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Prior to his work at USC, Mr. Viviano served in various positions, including as executive vice president and CEO of the St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California, comprised of 14 acute hospitals, six medical practice foundations, three home-health agencies and multiple ambulatory clinics.
From 1985 to 1987, he was president and CEO of the 300-bed nonprofit acute care facility, Long Beach Community Hospital, and from 1980 to 1985, served as CEO of Los Alamitos Medical 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. He 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 Service