Nasim Afsar, MD, MBA, MHM

Governance Board Member

Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer, Oracle Health

As chief health officer, Dr. Nasim Afsar leads Oracle Health’s Health Transformation Office with a commitment to delivering Healthy People, Healthy Workforce, and Healthy Business. Her team focuses on supporting clinical care, operational efficiency, and financial sustainability, leveraging big data, and advancing the future of the workforce and health equity. She also works on building the larger ecosystem of healthcare, including working closely with payers, retail, and public health agencies.

Dr. Afsar previously served as chief operating officer for University of California, Irvine (UCI) Health with the vision of delivering flawless care for patients in the region while creating the best place to work in healthcare. At UCI Health, she led inpatient and ambulatory operations, resulting in historically high ambulatory growth, inpatient volumes, surgeries, and tertiary care transfers to the institution. During COVID-19, she created a mobile field hospital and drive-thru testing centers, co-led the hospital at home program, and led a large-scale vaccination program. She also led health system contracting, spearheading new value-based products to market. As the executive for population health management, she ran a number of value-based programs, as well as the UCI Health Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organization (ACO).

Previously at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health, Dr. Afsar served as associate chief medical officer leading large-scale health system initiatives in quality, safety, and patient experience, and as chief quality officer for the Department of Medicine, overseeing population health initiatives.

She is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and served on its board of directors for eight years.