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Paul Stefanacci, MD FACS MBA
Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care Division
Universal Health Services 

Paul Stefanacci provides UHS with the clinical leadership to face the challenges of the rapidly evolving healthcare environment and advance an ambitious quality and performance improvement agenda.


Dr. Stefanacci assumed responsibility for the UHS Acute Care Quality Management Program in 2016. The Quality Team actively promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement that incorporates evidence-based best practices and clinical variation reduction to optimize clinical services and assure the effective and efficient delivery of high quality medical care. The Clinical Optimization Program has provided the support required for UHS Hospitals to achieve significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of care in priority services. Additionally, the Zero Harm Patient Safety Campaign continues to reduce UHS hospital-acquired condition rates, healthcare associated infections and patient mortality.


Dr. Stefanacci is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, having achieved board certification from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He was Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University, with extensive clinical experience performing cardiothoracic surgery for over 10 years. He maintains his licensure through the Medical Board of California.


Dr. Stefanacci earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College and his Doctorate in Medicine from New Jersey Medical School. He completed surgical residency trainings at University of California - San Diego and Loyola University, and his cardiac surgery clinical fellowship at Northwestern. In 2011, Dr. Stefanacci earned his MBA in Healthcare from The George Washington University School of Business.