Scott Evans serves as chief executive officer of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. His career with USC spans more than a decade. Prior to his CEO appointment in 2012, Evans served as chief operating officer for those two hospitals, a position he held since 2007. He also holds an appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Medical Center Programs in the USC School of Pharmacy.
Evans has an exceptional track record of clinical and operational achievement encompassing the implementation of quality outcomes and safety initiatives as well as the mentorship of clinical professionals and managers.
Evans obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the USC School of Pharmacy with post graduate residency training at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the USC School of Pharmacy. He also recently obtained an Executive Master of Health Administration from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and he is currently pursing a Doctorate for Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.
In 2004, he joined USC University Hospital (now Keck Hospital of USC) as the Director of Pharmacy Services and Residency Program Director for USC School of Pharmacy – Acute Care Residencies. As an adjunct member of USC’s faculty, he developed several key pharmacist positions including specialists in Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, and Ambulatory Care Transplantation. Under his direction, the hospital was recognized by the National Patient Safety Congress for a pioneering patient safety project related to tele-pharmacy services in California.
Subsequently, Evans was appointed Associate Administrator for Professional and Quality Services for both USC University Hospital (now Keck Hospital of USC) and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. In this capacity he created a Clinical Authorizations Center with an emphasis on chemotherapy reimbursement in the outpatient setting. Evans has a wide range of administrative experience that includes responsibilities in the areas of radiology, clinical lab, medical staff administration, respiratory care, quality and outcomes management, and risk management.
His record of success includes leading efforts that significantly improved our operating room efficiency, reduced medication errors, and created the Evaluation & Treatment Center, which provides our patients with 24-hour access to the Keck Hospital of USC. He is known as a problem-solver, understands the critical role of physician leaders and is highly respected for his abilities to work across all levels of the organization.