Stanford Hospital Welcomes New CEO

rubinAmir Dan Rubin, formerly chief operating officer at the UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, became the new president and chief executive officer of Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He succeeds Martha Marsh, who retired from Stanford Hospital as CEO in September 2010 after serving for eight years.

“Amir Rubin is an outstanding executive to lead Stanford Hospital at this transformative time in our history,” said SHC Board Chair Mariann Byerwalter. “His deep knowledge of academic medical centers, track record of success in developing patient-centered clinical environments and commitment to innovation in all aspects of health care will be a tremendous asset as we develop the new Stanford Hospital. We are thrilled that Amir Rubin has become part of the Stanford Medicine team.”

Rubin joined UCLA in 2005 after serving as chief operating officer at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was responsible for the operations of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Santa Monica–UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital, and a number of Los Angeles outpatient centers, overseeing an operating budget of $1.6 billion and more than 8,000 employees.

“We are at one of the most challenging and exciting times in science, medicine and health care,” said Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of Stanford University School of Medicine. “Amir Rubin is unique among hospital leaders in possessing superb knowledge and skills that are focused on improving health care in a manner that puts patients and families first and foremost. He is a highly respected, accomplished and incredibly collaborative hospital executive.”

Rubin is a graduate of UC-Berkeley and received a Master of Health Services Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and is married with two children, ages 8 and 10.

“Stanford has an unparalleled group of researchers, educators, physicians, nurses, clinicians and staff who have significantly impacted health care for half a century,” Rubin said. “The opportunity to join one of the world’s premier universities and academic medical centers is a great privilege and honor for me. To be part of an organization that can have such a broad impact on humanity is truly inspiring.”


Posted March 16, 2011

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