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Hal Paz, MD

Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures

Hal is an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures focused on healthcare and life science companies. He has served as a senior executive and board director in the provider, payor and pharmaceutical-medical device industries.

His track record includes strategically transforming and providing operational leadership as executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVSHealth/Aetna. He launched AetnaCare, a first of its kind ecosystem of personalized health solutions, beginning in the home, through a series of partnerships that brought together accountable care organizations, health systems, pharmaceutical and device companies, including Merck and Medtronic, through value-based contracts.

Hal also served as CEO of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center where he led innovative partnerships with companies including One Medical, Dispatch Health, Alternate Health Solutions and Teladoc Health. As CEO of Penn State Health, he led the creation of innovative joint ventures and partnerships with Select Medical, United Surgical Partners International (USPI) and Highmark.

He is on the board of directors of Envision Healthcare and Research America, and was a board member of Select Medical, USPI and Vyteris, as well as seven health systems. In addition, he is a member of the Curai Health advisory board and was on the advisory boards of Johnson & Johnson and USPI. He has served on committees of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and Health Evolution.

A former medical school dean and a researcher in septic shock, ARDS and medical devices, Hal has published over 100 papers, abstracts, book chapters and commentaries. He  received his bachelor’s and medical degree from the University of Rochester and has a master of science in life science engineering from Tufts University. He completed  his residency at Northwestern University Medical Center and was a Eudowood fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and also a post-doctoral fellow in environmental health science at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.