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Harold Paz, MD

Executive Vice President/Chancellor / CEO

Health Affairs, The Ohio State University / Wexner Medical Center

Harold L. Paz is executive vice president/chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University and CEO of OSU Wexner Medical Center. Before joining OSU in June 2019, Dr. Paz was executive vice president/CMO at Aetna. Prior to joining Aetna in 2014, he served as president/CEO of the Penn State Hershey Health System, senior vice president for health affairs at the Pennsylvania State University and dean of its College of Medicine for eight years. Before his appointment at Penn State, he spent 11 years as dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Paz is currently on the board of Research!America. He has served on numerous other corporate and scientific boards. Dr. Paz has authored more than 100 publications and is the recipient of numerous awards and an honorary degree. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in life science engineering from Tufts University and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency at Northwestern University, where he served as chief medical resident. Dr. Paz was a Eudowood Fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He was also a post-doctoral fellow in environmental health science at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Sessions

Leadership Insights: Strategies for Combating Health Disparities

Presented by Bruce Siegel, MD, Eugene Woods, FACHE, Harold Paz, MD, Mary Boosalis at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Health systems have begun to recognize racism as a public health crisis, as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 has laid bare severe disparities afflicting communities of color. Yet, few know what it means to plan and execute initiatives that will have measurable, sustained impacts on inequity and the social causes of poor health outcomes. This…