2016 Keynote Speaker

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.,

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Dean of the School of Medicine

CEO, University of Utah Health Care

Since July of 2011, Dr. Vivian S. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. She is responsible for an annual budget of $3.3 billion, including a health care system comprised of four hospitals, numerous clinical and research specialty centers like the Huntsman Cancer Institute and John Moran Eye Center, a network of 11 neighborhood health centers; an insurance plan; over 1,330 board certified physicians; and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, Dentistry.

A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe, Dr. Lee received a doctorate in medical engineering at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Returning to Harvard, she earned her M.D. with honors. Following a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke, she trained as a fellow in MRI at NYU. Prior to coming to Utah, she served as the inaugural Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Lee is currently principal investigator for two NIH R01 grants. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, she serves on NIH Council of Councils and the Journal Oversight Committee for JAMA. A Fellow and past President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Dr. Lee has authored over 150 papers and a popular textbook, Cardiovascular MRI: Physical Principles to Practical Protocols. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on quantitative functional MRI for the improved understanding of physiology and disease.