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PAMF Names Dr. Elizabeth Vilardo CEO

Elizabeth ("Lizz") Vilardo, M.D.

Elizabeth (“Lizz”) Vilardo, M.D.

Elizabeth (“Lizz”) Vilardo, M.D., has been named chief executive officer (CEO) for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She assumes the position from Richard Slavin, M.D., who is serving as CEO Emeritus until his retirement in January 2016.

An experienced leader within Sutter Health network of care, Dr. Vilardo is an internal medicine physician who has held a series of leadership positions, including serving on the boards of Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and nine years on the board of Sutter Health. She became president of the Camino Division of PAMF in 2010. Dr. Vilardo is only the fourth CEO in the history of PAMF since the organization was founded in 1930.

I have had the pleasure to work closely with Dr. Vilardo since the merger of Camino Medical Group and PAMF in 2000 and know that she will be an exceptional leader for this innovative and growing medical group,” said Sutter Health Bay Area President Jeff Gerard.

An internist with the organization for 27 years, she is the former president of PAMF’s Camino Division, and served on the Board of Directors, including several years as Board Chair. She also served as Chief of Medicine at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.

Dr. Vilardo received her M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

While practicing as an internal medicine doctor, Dr. Vilardo was named a “Top Doc” by San Francisco Magazine four times. She is an active leader in the community and has served on several boards of non-profit organizations, including Y Silicon Valley, Youth Outside, Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA), and Healthier Kids.

About the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Health

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for Health Care, Research and Education is a not-for-profit health care organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine. Founded in 1930, PAMF is part of the Bay Area Region of Sutter Health, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers. PAMF’s nearly 1,500 affiliated physicians and 5,000 employees serve nearly one million patients at more than 50 medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Contra Costa counties. For more information visit PAMF’s websiteblog Twitter and Facebook pages. To learn about PAMF’s Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation, visit the PAMF Innovation Center website.