Dr. Harold L. Paz is the first to serve in the position of executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University. A nationally renowned healthcare leader with a unique combination of expertise in both academic medical centers and a Fortune 50 company, Dr. Paz is recognized as a visionary who advocates a comprehensive model to address health and wellness of individuals and communities in a rapidly evolving society.
At Ohio State, Dr. Paz, who goes by Hal, leads all seven health science colleges and the $3.7-billion Wexner Medical Center enterprise, which includes seven hospitals, a nationally ranked college of medicine, 20-plus research institutes, multiple ambulatory sites, an accountable care organization and a health plan.
A comprehensive flagship university, Ohio State is at the forefront of defining the future and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals for a very different world. Dr. Paz is future-focused and intent on addressing the healthcare needs of Ohioans in innovative, personalized and integrated ways. His passion for identifying nontraditional healthcare delivery methods — from digital applications to virtual visits supported by artificial intelligence and machine learning — will position Ohio State to lead the way in meeting our patients where they are through state-of-the-art digital solutions.