Dr. Harold (Hal) L. Paz is a nationally renowned healthcare leader with a unique combination of expertise in both academic medicine and industry. As the first executive vice president of Health Sciences at Stony Brook University, and CEO of Stony Brook University Medicine, Dr. Paz leads a premier academic health enterprise that includes five health sciences schools, four hospitals and more than 230 ambulatory healthcare settings throughout Long Island.
Prior to this role, Dr. Paz was executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University and chief executive officer of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
Before joining OSU, Dr. Paz was executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health/Aetna where he led clinical strategy and policy at the intersection of all of Aetna’s domestic and global businesses. In addition, he was professor adjunct of internal medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and clinically active in pulmonary medicine at the West Haven (CT) VA Hospital. Prior to joining Aetna in 2014, Dr. Paz served as president and CEO of the Penn State Hershey Health System, senior vice president for health affairs at the Pennsylvania State University, and dean of its College of Medicine for eight years. Before his appointment at Penn State, he spent eleven years as dean of the (Rutgers) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group.
Dr. Paz received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a master of science in life science engineering from Tufts University, and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency at Northwestern University, where he served as chief medical resident. Dr. Paz was a Eudowood Fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, he was a post-doctoral fellow in environmental health science at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.