Eric Strucko, PhD

Keck Medicine of USC

Eric Strucko serves as CFO for the University of Southern California Health System (Keck Medicine of USC). He is responsible for developing and directing Keck Medicine’s strategic financial plans, financial and governmental reporting, accounting, budgeting, revenue cycle, health information management, cash and debt, material management (purchasing and supply chain), and the funds flow to the Keck School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy and the university. Dr. Strucko oversees the financial management of all the health system’s hospitals and clinical enterprises, including Keck Hospital, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Verdugo Hills Community Hospital, Arcadia Community Hospital of USC, USC Care (the faculty physician group and emerging community medical group), and any new hospital acquisitions, affiliations, partnerships and joint ventures. Additionally, he collaborates with the university to ensure a growing investment in biomedical and health science research and education. Prior to joining Keck Medicine, Dr. Strucko served as senior vice president/CFO for Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group. There, he helped direct the enterprise’s financial strategy, including mergers, acquisitions and organic growth. He also served as an associate vice president for finance and business at Penn State University and as controller for the College of Medicine. Prior to Penn State Health and Penn State University, Dr. Strucko served as CFO of the University of Virginia Physicians Group and the budget director of the University of Virginia Medical Center. During his time there, the health system developed a long-term acute care hospital, constructed two large multispecialty clinics, merged with Culpeper Regional Hospital and Medical Group, converted to Epic Systems’ EHR and revenue cycle tools, and created the Well Virginia accountable care organization. Dr. Strucko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University; a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University; a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University; a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Virginia; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in health-related sciences and administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a retired Nationally Registered Paramedic.


Tuesday, March 21
4:30–5:30 p.m.
73H - Pivotal Moments and Crucial Decisions: How an Academic Health System and Community Hospital Paved the Way for a Successful Merger