Vikram Kumar, MD, MBA, FAAP is the Chief Health Information Officer for Riverside University Health System (RUHS) in Southern California. RUHS includes a Level 1 Trauma Medical Center, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Specialty Clinics, Behavioral Health and Public Health. In his current role, he oversees clinical informatics and information technology initiatives at RUHS.
He is board certified in Pediatrics and the subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. His background also includes an MBA in Medical Management from the University of Massachusetts in collaboration with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE/ now AAPL). He has appointments as Clinical Asst. Professor at Western University of Health Sciences and at University of California, Davis.
Previously he was the Chief Medical Information Officer at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Southern California. Prior to that, he practiced at Sutter Health and was closely involved with Sutter Health’s Epic EHR. He was also the medical director for a pediatric clinic in private practice.