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

Dean, School of Medicine

Senior Vice President, University Health Sciences

CEO, University of Utah Health Care

Specialties

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7840 University Hospital
Radiology
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Since July of 2011, Dr. Vivian S. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. In this position she is responsible for an annual budget of more than $2.3 billion; a healthcare system comprising four hospitals, numerous clinical and research specialty centers like the Huntsman Cancer Institute and John Moran Eye Center, a network of 10 neighborhood health centers, an insurance plan, and over 1,200 board certified physicians; and five colleges including the School of Medicine, of which she also serves as Dean, the College of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, and most recently, Dentistry.

Prior to coming to Utah, she served as the inaugural Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of New York University Medical Center. Dr. Lee’s primary responsibilities were to develop strategies for building science at NYU, developing and refining administrative structures, including enhancing core facilities and support services, and serving as an advocate for research within NYU and externally. In addition, she oversaw the launching of a new program to establish Centers of Excellence, upgrading core facilities and standardizing their operations, educational initiatives in grantsmanship, creating mechanisms to encourage and support programmatic research, and new programs in faculty career development.During her tenure, NYU medical rose from #36 to #27 in NIH funding.

A 1986 graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College, Dr. Lee was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University (1986 – 1989), where she received a doctorate in medical engineering. Returning to Harvard Medical School (1988 – 1992), she earned her M.D. with honors. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke, where she also served as Chief Resident and trained as a fellow in Body and Cardiovascular MRI and Thoracic Imaging at NYU. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, she received NYU’s Orloff Award in 2001 for research. Dr. Lee completed an M.B.A. at NYU’s Stern School of Business in 2006 and was among Crain’s New York Business magazine’s “40 under 40: New York’s Rising Stars”. She has been awarded the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, Polytechnic-NYU Innovator's Award, Dynamic Achiever Award Overseas Chinese Association, Pathfinder Award SLC Chamber of Commerce. She has served as mentor for over 40 faculty, fellows, residents and students.

Dr. Lee is a radiologist by training and is currently principal investigator for three NIH R01 grants. She has served as Chair of the Medical Imaging NIH study section and is a Fellow and past President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). On the Editorial Board of leading journals in imaging, Dr. Lee has authored over 150 peer-reviewed research publications, and a popular textbook, Cardiovascular MRI: Physical Principles to Practical Protocols (Lippincott, 2006). Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the development of quantitative functional MRI for the improved understanding of physiology and disease. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, Dr. Lee received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. In 2012, she delivered the ISMRM Lauterbur Lecture.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Radiology - Professor
Academic Divisions Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Radiology - Professor
Academic Divisions Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7480 Clinical Neurosciences Center
SVP for Health Sciences
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Since July of 2011, Dr. Vivian S. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. In this position she is responsible for an annual budget of more than $2.3 billion; a healthcare system comprising four hospitals, numerous clinical and research specialty centers like the Huntsman Cancer Institute and John Moran Eye Center, a network of 10 neighborhood health centers, an insurance plan, and over 1,200 board certified physicians; and five colleges including the School of Medicine, of which she also serves as Dean, the College of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, and most recently, Dentistry.

Prior to coming to Utah, she served as the inaugural Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of New York University Medical Center. Dr. Lee’s primary responsibilities were to develop strategies for building science at NYU, developing and refining administrative structures, including enhancing core facilities and support services, and serving as an advocate for research within NYU and externally. In addition, she oversaw the launching of a new program to establish Centers of Excellence, upgrading core facilities and standardizing their operations, educational initiatives in grantsmanship, creating mechanisms to encourage and support programmatic research, and new programs in faculty career development.During her tenure, NYU medical rose from #36 to #27 in NIH funding.

A 1986 graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College, Dr. Lee was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University (1986 – 1989), where she received a doctorate in medical engineering. Returning to Harvard Medical School (1988 – 1992), she earned her M.D. with honors. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke, where she also served as Chief Resident and trained as a fellow in Body and Cardiovascular MRI and Thoracic Imaging at NYU. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, she received NYU’s Orloff Award in 2001 for research. Dr. Lee completed an M.B.A. at NYU’s Stern School of Business in 2006 and was among Crain’s New York Business magazine’s “40 under 40: New York’s Rising Stars”. She has been awarded the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, Polytechnic-NYU Innovator's Award, Dynamic Achiever Award Overseas Chinese Association, Pathfinder Award SLC Chamber of Commerce. She has served as mentor for over 40 faculty, fellows, residents and students.

Dr. Lee is a radiologist by training and is currently principal investigator for three NIH R01 grants. She has served as Chair of the Medical Imaging NIH study section and is a Fellow and past President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). On the Editorial Board of leading journals in imaging, Dr. Lee has authored over 150 peer-reviewed research publications, and a popular textbook, Cardiovascular MRI: Physical Principles to Practical Protocols (Lippincott, 2006). Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the development of quantitative functional MRI for the improved understanding of physiology and disease. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, Dr. Lee received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. In 2012, she delivered the ISMRM Lauterbur Lecture.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training New York University
Business
M.B.A.
Fellowship New York University Medical Center (NYUMC)
Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Thoracic Imaging
Fellow
Chief Resident Duke University
Diagnostic Radiology
Chief Resident
Residency Duke University
Diagnostic Radiology
Resident
Internship Duke University
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Harvard Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training Oxford University
Engineering Science
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges
Biochemical Sciences
B.A.

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