Keck Medicine of USC has appointed Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, as chief medical officer of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH).

In this role, Dorian will oversee medical operations at the hospital, optimizing efficiencies while upholding the highest standards of safety and patient care at USC-VHH. He will serve as a liaison between doctors and health care executives and will be involved in all things physician- and patient care related. Dorian also is an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and brings nearly two decades of medical experience and health care leadership.

Dorian received his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Ronald Reagan & Olive View UCLA Medical Center, became a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and subsequently joined the faculty at UCLA.

After arriving at USC-VHH, Dorian continued to be a valued leader and administrator. He served as the director of the Emergency Department, the director of development for the hospital, medical executive and also vice chair of the Emergency Department at USC-VHH. He currently serves as a member of the Foundation Board, the Community Board and the Governing Board at USC-VHH.

“Dr. Dorian has cared for people in our community for many years and is well-suited for this new role,” said Keith Hobbs, MBA, CEO of USC-VHH. “I look forward to partnering with him to improve patient care for the community we serve.”

Dorian’s contributions are not limited to the emergency room. As a trusted voice in the health care community, he has served as an expert on CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS and NBC, among others.  He has been a medical consultant for television series including ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Extra and Inside Edition. His writings on health and wellness have been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and Esquire.

— Matthew Vasiliauskas