A Conversation With Dr. David Feinberg

Dr. David T. Feinberg is the President of UCLA Health and Chief Executive Officer for the UCLA Hospital System


David T. Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A.
President, UCLA Health
Chief Executive Officer, UCLA Hospital System
Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

Dr. David T. Feinberg was appointed President of UCLA Health effective July 1, 2011. As President, Dr. Feinberg oversees all aspects of UCLA Health, which includes the campuses of UCLA Hospital System -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in Westwood and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - as well as the UCLA Faculty Practice Group. More than 80,000 patients are treated each year in UCLA hospitals, which are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report, and 1.5 million are seen in the more than 80 community-based clinics of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group.

In addition to his role as President, Dr. Feinberg has been CEO and Associate Vice Chancellor since 2007, after having served as Medical Director of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group. Dr. Feinberg also is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry on the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Along with his commitment to upholding the highest clinical standards for patient care and safety, Dr. Feinberg's primary goal is to ensure patient satisfaction. Under his leadership, patient satisfaction has increased dramatically, and stands in the 99th percentile in many areas, according to independent national surveys.

Dr. Feinberg also serves on the boards of many important companies and institutions, including OSI Systems, Inc., Douglas Emmett, Inc., the RAND Health Board of Directors and Sound Body Sound Mind Board of Directors.


Committing to fix what's broken...NOW.

David Feinberg realized that having highly distressed patients and families waiting too long to be seen was unacceptable.  What is something that greatly distresses your customer, client or employee that is unacceptable and what could you do to address it?

Would you commit to that? 

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