Theresa Murphy, RN, MS, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer
Theresa Murphy, RN, MS, CENP, joined USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) as the chief nursing officer in June 2015. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, spending much of that time at Keck Medicine of USC in various roles at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital and USC Care. Theresa also spent a year as the assistant CNO at St. Vincent Medical Center prior to her return to USC-VHH.
In addition to clinical practice as a registered nurse, Theresa has served in several hospital and academic organizations. She currently serves as the chair of the Nurse Advisory Council for HASC, on the CNO Advisory Committee for the California Hospital Association, on the Board of Directors of the Chin Family Institute for Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles, the Advisory Board of the O’Rourke Institute for Advancement of Professional Practice and the advisory board of the Department of Healthcare Administration at California State University, Long Beach. Theresa also serves as an evaluator for the BETA HEART Event Review Panel.
Theresa graduated from LeMoyne College with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies; from California State University, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in nursing; from California State University, Long Beach with a master’s degree in health care administration and has been certified in executive nursing practice from the American Organization of Nurse Leaders.
In addition to her duties at USC-VHH, Theresa occasionally lectures at Mount St. Mary’s University and volunteers with the Executive Service Corps, providing executive coaching to leaders serving community nonprofit organizations.
Armand H. Dorian, MD, FACEP, MMM
Chief Medical Officer, Business Development
Armand H. Dorian, MD, FACEP, MMM, joined the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) executive team in July 2018 as the chief medical officer, business development, to help lead the physician medical staff as well as program development at USC-VHH. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, former chair of the Caduceus Society and serves as both a foundation board member and community board member at USC-VHH. Dr. Dorian brings nearly two decades of medical experience as an emergency board-certified physician and valued leader and administrator. Dr. Dorian has dedicated himself to USC-VHH and the community in which it serves.
Dr. Dorian is a compassionate physician executive who has been able to inspire, motivate and lead by instilling a culture of honesty, integrity, collegiality, accountability and empathy. He is focused on channeling his passion and commitment through great communication and decision-making, allowing his team to express their creativity and innovation, creating an environment for success. Consultant to many Fortune 400 companies, Dr. Dorian provides a highly sought-after combination of medical, media and business competency. He is a problem-solver with a solid track record of leading change and implementing programs to improve patient care, provider wellness and physician engagement while reducing costs. He is data-driven and evidence-based-driven, with the ability to build successful teams and foster positive and collaborative relationships. Dr. Dorian has a successful, longstanding and deep relationship with all-things media, vertically integrated with the entire industry. He is a medical expert, host, actor, writer and producer on many television shows, like “ER,” “EXTRA,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Inside-Edition,” and news stations like CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, KTLA and CBS. He has published in trusted and respected medical and scientific journals. He has also been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, Esquire, Chicago Sun-Times, TMZ, Yahoo Health, Buzzfeed and the Associated Press, to name a few.
Dr. Dorian and his wife, Aslin, have three beautiful children, Avand, Hooys, and Jivan, which he truly regards as his biggest achievement.