Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), one of Sutter Health's key assets in the Bay Area, has named Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., as its new chief executive officer, according to a Nov. 25 press release.
Vilardo will assume the position from Richard Slavin, M.D., who announced his retirement in September. Slavin is serving as CEO Emeritus until his retirement in January 2016, according to the announcement.
Vilardo is an internal medicine physician who has held a number of leadership positions within the Sutter Health network. She served on the boards of PAMF, Sutter and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She became the president of the Camino Division of PAMF in 2010, and also served as chief of medicine at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital.
She is just the fourth CEO in the history of the health care group since it was founded in 1930, according to the announcement.
"I have had the pleasure to work closely with Dr. Vilardo since the merger of Camino Medical Group and PAMF in 2000 and know that she will be an exceptional leader for this innovative and growing medical group," said Sutter Health Bay Area President Jeff Gerard in the press release.
Vilardo received a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also earned a master's degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.