Armand H. Dorian, MD, FACEP, MMM
CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Armand H. Dorian, MD, MMM, FACEP, was named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) in October 2021. He had served as interim chief executive officer of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital since March 2021. As CEO, Dorian leads all aspects of the hospital in advancing the hospital’s mission of providing personalized, high-quality health care to the local community.
Dorian joined the USC-VHH executive team in July 2018 as the chief medical officer to help lead the physician medical staff. Previously, he served as the hospital’s director and vice-chair of the emergency department.
He is a clinical professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, former chair and current member of the Caduceus Society, foundation board member, community advisory board member and serves as the president of the governing board. Dorian brings nearly two decades of medical experience, as an emergency board certified physician and valued leader and administrator. Dorian has dedicated himself to USC-VHH and the community in which it serves.
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 500 companies, 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- and evidence-based driven, with the ability to build successful teams and foster positive and collaborative relationships.
Dorian has a successful, long-standing and deep relationship with all things media, vertically integrated with the entire industry. He is a medical expert and host of many television and news shows. He has been published in trusted and respected medical and scientific journals. He has also been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites.
He received his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and completed his emergency medicine residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He received a Master of Medical Management at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Dorian and his wife have three beautiful children, which he truly regards as his biggest achievement.
Chief Quality Officer
Mary Virgallito serves as chief quality officer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Virgallito is a registered nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner with over 20 years of health care experience, including primary care pediatrics, nursing management, infection prevention and control, quality improvement and patient safety.
As USC-VHH’s chief quality officer, she leads the development and implementation of performance improvement, fostering data transparency and staff engagement to drive significant and rapid improvements in patient safety and quality of care.
Virgallito graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and completed her master’s degree in nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is certified in infection prevention and control, and is a fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.