USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) has appointed Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, as the new chief medical officer of the hospital. In this role, he will oversee medical operations at the hospital, optimizing efficiencies while upholding the highest standards of safety and patient care. Dorian also serves as a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

“It is a distinct honor for me to serve USC-VHH in this capacity,” Dorian said. “I aim to foster a culture of excellence by implementing values of trust, honor and integrity, and providing beyond exceptional, patient-centric care.”

Dorian brings nearly two decades of medical experience as a board-certified emergency physician, valued leader and administrator. In April 2017, he was appointed associate chief medical officer, business development at USC-VHH, leading the physician medical staff and program development. Previously, he was also director of development for the hospital and vice chair of the emergency department. He is a member of both the USC-VHH Foundation and Community boards, a member of the Medical Executive Committee and Medical Leaders Committee and is the former chair of the hospital’s Caduceus Society.

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

Dorian earned his medical degree from the University of Hawaii and completed his residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan/Olive View. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and also a USC alumnus, having completed a master’s degree in Medical Management from the USC Marshall School of Business.