All physician and leadership bios should follow the same format/order as listed below:
• Person’s full name and credentials, followed by current position.
• Description of current position duties/responsibilities or
• Previous position, location, responsibilities
• Academic degrees going backwards from fellowship, residency, to
• Specialty society membership/board position
• Personal tidbits (hobby, sport, married, kids, pets, travel, etc.)
Sample 1 – Leadership
Paul S. Viviano is chief executive ofcer (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
From 1985 to 1987, he was president and CEO of the 300-bed nonprot 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 nance 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.
Sample 2 – Physician
UC San Diego Health System is pleased to introduce surgeon Elisabeth McLemore, MD, as an assistant professor of surgery. Dr.
McLemore specializes in colorectal and gastrointestinal surgery, surgical oncology, and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with a focus on
colorectal cancer and inammatory bowel disease (IBD). She is the only colorectal surgeon in the Southwest to perform robotic-assisted
MIS for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Prior to her arrival, Dr. McLemore was in private practice as a colorectal surgeon at the Pasadena Colon and Rectal Medical Group, Inc.
in Pasadena, California. She completed her residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic-Arizona, followed by a fellowship in colorectal
surgery at the Cleveland Clinic-Florida. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at University of Virginia School of Medicine after graduating
from UC Irvine with a double major in biological sciences and chemistry.
When not at work, she is active in Pi Beta Phi, a fraternity for women that focuses on early exposure and availability of reading to
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