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Biography PhotoPaul Viviano

Mr. Viviano’s career spans three decades of success leading academic medical centers, for-profit health care organizations and nonprofit community hospitals. In 2015, Mr. Viviano joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as President and Chief Executive Officer as well as as a member of the Board of Trustees. Prior to joining Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Mr. Viviano served  as the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health System and the Associate Vice Chancellor of University of California, San Diego Health Sciences. From 2003-2012 Mr. Viviano served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance HealthCare Services. Before his roles at Alliance, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. USC University Hospital is a private research and teaching hospital staffed by 400 full-time faculty members of USC’s renowned Keck School of Medicine. The USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital is a research and patient care hospital that serves as a major regional and national resource for cancer research, treatment, prevention and education. 

Prior to his executive roles with USC, he was a member of the St. Joseph Health System from 1987 to 2000 and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995-2000. The St. Joseph Health System is a 14-hospital non-profit organization with revenues of $2.1 billion and hospitals in California and Texas. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Viviano was the Southern California President, Regional President, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Hospital – Orange. From 1992 to 1994 he served as the Chief Executive Officer for St. Jude Hospital. 

Mr. Viviano holds a master’s degree in Public Administration-Public Health, from the University of California, Los Angeles.