Dr. Amar Desai has been named CEO of USC Care and Ambulatory Care Services, the physician group of Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Desai, 38, will begin his duties Aug. 1. He will leave his role as chief medical officer of Paladina Health, a subsidiary of DaVita Healthcare Partners
. Desai will be in charge of developing quality
standards and streamlining care within the USC health system.
“This is a transformational time for Keck Medicine of USC as it evolves into a health system that can truly deliver integrated care,” Desai said in a statement. “In the post-healthcare reform world, USC's physician practices and ambulatory-care services will be a critical platform for long-term growth and success.”
Desai, board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, previously worked at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. He also has practiced in several other academic hospitals, including UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital. Follow Bob Herman on Twitter: @MHbhermanHave news to share about executive comings, goings or promotions? E-mail News Editor John N. Frank at email@example.com.