Shawn Sheffield, MBA, MHSA, serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Keck Medicine, the health system of the University of Southern California. Since joining USC in 2012, she has had senior executive oversight of clinical strategic planning, including mergers and acquisitions, business development, contracting/payor relations and marketing/communications for the health system. Sheffield successfully led an enterprise-wide strategic plan, which led to unprecedented growth and furthered the University’s goal of becoming a preeminent academic medical center and regional referral center for complex care. She manages Keck Medicine’s clinical affiliation relationships and other network partners.
Prior to joining USC, Sheffield served as Chief Strategy and Business Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Resource, Strategy and Planning for UC San Diego Health Sciences. She joined UC San Diego in 2006 as the Vice Chair for Administration in the Department of Pediatrics and served at Rady Children’s Hospital. Previously, she held academic leadership positions at the University of California, San Francisco and Johns Hopkins University.
Shawn earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, where she graduated cum laude. She also holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Science Administration degrees from Arizona State University. She also completed a certification in Healthcare Executive Leadership from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.