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Ghazala Sharieff

Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Excellence and Experience
Scripps Health

Dr. Ghazala Sharieff was named chief medical officer, acute care, clinical excellence and experience, only months before COVID-19 became a household name and has co-led command center operations to provide medical leadership for Scripps’ 15,000 employees and 3,000 physicians. In addition, Dr. Sharieff works closely with county public health and facilitated regular meetings with the region’s other chief medical officers to better manage COVID-19 as a community. 


Board-certified in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. Sharieff previously served as chief experience officer at Scripps, as Scripps medical director of quality and medical management, and as division director of the emergency department at Rady Children’s Hospital. She is a published author with two books on emergency medicine and numerous articles to her name, and is a recognized lecturer on pediatric emergency medicine, patient experience, conflict management and team building. 
 

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