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Desai appointed CEO of USC's medical group

By Bob Herman
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 12:45 pm ET

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.

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“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.

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