“We need to make health care more like a smartphone”

Dr. Vivian Lee, President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences and author of The Long Fix, discusses the importance of personalization to overcome disparities in health care, and reveals the ongoing challenges of being an introvert at heart   Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A is President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences. A physician and health care executive, Lee also serves as a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Verily, Lee served as the Dean of the Medical School and CEO of the University of Utah Health Care, an integrated health system with a budget of $3.6 billion. Dr. Lee previously was the inaugural Chief Scientific Officer of New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Fund, the Board of Trustees of Boston Children’s Hospital, and is also a director on the board of Zions Bancorporation, a publicly traded company. Dr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, received a D.Phil in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School, and her MBA from NYU. She was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2020. She is also the author of The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone     What initially sparked your interest in medicine? When I was in junior high school in Norman, Oklahoma, I had a very enterprising teacher who matched each of her students with a community leader in the hope that they would have some career mentoring. I happened to be matched with a prominent internal medicine physician and for many years, … Continue reading “We need to make health care more like a smartphone”