Speaker Profile

Chief Executive Officer, Verity Medical Foundation/Verity Physician Network
Biography

Eric has more than 25 years’ experience starting, growing, leading and advising organizations in healthcare and other businesses. He joined Verity in March 2016. Eric most recently served as an executive director at Cedars-Sinai Health System, where he led efforts to craft a new Institute-model for specialty care, starting with the creation of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. That entity became the largest and most highly ranked heart institute in the Western United States. Eric’s experience also includes managed care contract negotiation for the University of California — at both UCLA and UC San Francisco — as well as venture capital management at Catalyst Venture Group. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for numerous companies and as a consultant to healthcare and VC/private equity organizations. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at UCLA. His passion for healthcare stems from his love of people and of innovation. Early in his career, Eric recognized the immeasurable value that innovation – at the intersection of science, medicine, and care delivery – can bring about.