Vivian Lee

Vivian Lee

Formal First Name
1966 - present

Dr. Vivian Lee is the President of Health Platforms at Verily, an Alphabet company that combines data-driven, human-centered approaches designed to help people live healthier lives. A passionate advocate of improving health in the US and worldwide, she works closely with Verily's clinical and engineering teams to develop products and platforms that support health systems. She also serves as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Lee is a healthcare executive committed to the advancement of value-driven transformation in health care, and an MR radiologist known for developing novel methods for measuring kidney function and vascular disease with MRI. She formerly served as the medical school dean, SVP, and CEO of the University of Utah Health, a $3.5B integrated health system and health plan ranked first among university hospitals. In addition, Dr. Lee is the author of the highly acclaimed "The Long Fix: Solving America's HealthCare Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone", which was featured in NPR's Hidden Brain, HLTH Conference Keynote, and the Economist, among others.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At Verily, Dr. Lee oversees all healthcare platforms, including Onduo, a virtual care digital health platform.

  • She chairs the board of Granular, an innovative stop-loss insurance company.

  • She also leads the company's COVID-19 employer and university product, Healthy at Work (and Healthy at School).

  • She advances the co-production of health with patients, their caregivers, and communities.


  • During her tenure, Dr. Lee led the University of Utah Health to recognition of its health care delivery system innovations.

  • Her innovations led to higher quality at lower costs and with higher patient satisfaction, producing superior financial performance.

  • Dr. Lee commercialized the University of Utah’s health plan as Chair of its Board, during which it grew five-fold and was successful in the individual exchange.

  • She led the significant expansion of the School of Medicine class size with increased state funding, and helped raise large philanthropic gifts.


  • Board of Trustees, Boston Children's Hospital

  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Granular Insurance

  • Board of Directors, Commonwealth Fund

  • Board of Directors, Association of American Rhodes Scholars

  • Membership Committee, National Academy of Medicine

  • Scientific Advisory Board, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Board of Directors, Zions Bancorporation


  • 2019 #11 Most Influential People in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare

  • 2019 Gold Medal, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine