Norman Rizk. M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer for Stanford Health Care, one of the leading academic medical centers in the country. He is also the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor in Medicine. Dr. Rizk specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Stanford.
As Chief Medical Officer at Stanford Health Care, he leads the health system’s efforts to improve quality and safety and provide the nation’s highest level of patient care. As ICU director, he is charged with preventing and controlling critical care-related illnesses and complications, including ventilator-associated pneumonia, the spread of nosocomial infections, and multiple-organ system failure in intensive care units. Other interests include infections and complications of therapy in immunocompromised hosts, including effects of chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
In 2018, Becker’s Hospital Review included Dr. Rizk on its “100 hospital & health system CMO’s to know” listing of national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organization through physician leadership development, patient safety initiatives, and quality improvement.
Dr. Rizk graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Rizk is board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease. He also has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in English Language and Literature.