As Sutter Health’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Vial responsibilities include the development of clinical strategy, research and graduate medical education, quality and safety, digital patient engagement and patient experience. Dr. Vial is a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon who has held various leadership roles in multispecialty medical group practice and integrated healthcare delivery. From the clinical practice perspective, Dr. Vial is particularly interested in structural heart disease, focusing on minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery and catheter-based valve repair and replacement. Dr. Vial received his bachelor’s degree and medical doctorate from Stanford University. He earned a master’s of philosophy at Cambridge University in England, while also completing a postdoctoral fellowship in transplant immunology. He conducted his general surgical and cardiothoracic surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center. He has been board certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.
The Fusion of Healthcare Delivery and High Tech
When we say precision medicine, what is it that we are going to be precise about, and how does it help both patients and physicians? Tech thinks about users and providers think about patients. How can such differences be harnessed to learn from one another and work together to build and deploy effective precision medicine?