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Thomas E. Jackiewicz

Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medicine of USC

Thomas E. Jackiewicz serves as chief executive officer for Keck Medicine of USC and senior vice president for the university. Under his leadership, Keck Medical Center was named No. 16 on the U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2019-20, and in 2018 the nursing program at Keck Hospital of USC achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

He is responsible for oversight of the university’s clinical activities, including the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established in the United States; USC Care Medical Group, the medical faculty practice; Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital; more than 67 outpatient clinics from Bakersfield to Newport Beach and other clinical practices and joint ventures throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Among his duties, Jackiewicz is responsible for implementation of a strategic vision to significantly grow, align and integrate the medical enterprise. He oversees decisions on business development, information technology systems and electronic records for the clinical operations, while also managing long-term growth of the clinical entities. He provides critical oversight of potential acquisition and merger opportunities to expand the health system’s breadth and scope, and is actively driving the development of affiliations and partnerships in key referral areas.

Prior to joining USC in 2012, he served as chief executive officer of University of California, San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor of University of California, San Diego Health Sciences. As CEO, he helped lead the academic health system during one of its largest periods of growth and expansion, including the addition of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the renovation and seismic retrofitting of UC San Diego Medical Center and planning for the opening of the Jacobs Medical Center in 2015.

During his career, Tom Jackiewicz has served as director of fiscal operations for the clinical practices of the University of Pennsylvania, director of business and financial operations in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, senior associate chair for finance and administration in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and chief operating officer at Columbia University Medical Center.

Jackiewicz earned his master’s degree in public health, in health policy and management from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Last Updated: 8/29/19