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Nirav Vikram Kamdar, MD, MPP, MBA, joins Huntington Hospital as Vice President, Quality Improvement and Clinical Operations

Huntington Hospital today announced Nirav Vikram Kamdar, MD, MPP, MBA, has joined the Huntington Enterprise and its executive management team as vice president, quality improvement and clinical operations.

In his leadership role, Dr. Kamdar will guide quality improvement, patient safety and clinical operations, including pharmacy, laboratory, care coordination and the Senior Care Network. Leveraging his strong foundation of quality and service excellence, Dr. Kamdar will use a data-driven approach to build upon the hospital’s strong clinical engine. His focus will be to improve processes and clinical operations, decrease variations in care and create a high reliability organization focused on safety and exceptional patient outcomes.

“I’m so pleased to welcome Dr. Kamdar to the executive management team,” says Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “Dr. Kamdar’s collaborative leadership and dedication to patient safety and quality excellence will not only enhance our quality and safety but cultivate our patient experience initiatives and clinical advancements.”

Dr. Kamdar joins Huntington from UCLA Health, where he served in multiple leadership roles to enhance quality including as director of quality for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, a senior quality officer and the clinical director of the UCLA Biodesign Program.

Dr. Kamdar has an impressive background in both training and study. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied political science, then received two concurrent degrees: his MD from Stanford School of Medicine and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California. Dr. Kamdar later completed his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and then his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Dr. Kamdar also serves as a board member of Salastina, a non-profit, Pasadena-based, chamber music group that helps support quality music throughout the city and provides unique, educational programming in our community.