University of Utah's Vivian Lee Draws Standing Room Only Crowd at Penn
The Charles C. Leighton Memorial Lecture is an annual colloquium hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). Held in the Woodlands Ballroom of the Inn at Penn it flew in Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA to discuss the sweeping innovative changes being made throughout the academic medical center she heads. Included in the standing-room only audience were the two senior leaders of Penn Medicine -- Ralph Muller, MA, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of Penn's Health System and Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine.
Also on hand were Mrs. Charles Leighton and her children Kristine Leighton Ferguson, Wendy White Leighton and Christopher Cutler Leighton.
Responsible for an annual budget of $3.3 billion, Lee is the University of Utah's Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of the University of Utah Health Care. That system includes four hospitals, a variety of clinical and research specialty centers, 11 community health centers, an insurance plan, over 1,330 board certified physicians, and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health and Dentistry.
A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe, she earned her doctorate in medical engineering as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, went on to receive her MD at Harvard, served a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke and trained as a fellow in MRI at NYU. Prior to joining the University of Utah, she served as the inaugural Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at New York University Langone Medical Center.