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Levy Bio Photo Richard Levy

Former Chair, Sutter Health

Richard Levy is former chairman of the board of Sutter Health, the chair of the Finance and Planning Committee for the Bay Area Region of Sutter Health, and a board member of the Sutter Health Peninsula Coastal Region. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the board and former CEO of Varian Medical Systems. This leading Silicon Valley-based company provides high-energy radiation equipment, hardware and software for treating cancer, as well as X-ray tubes for diagnostic radiology.

Dr. Levy has served as a board member for the United Way Silicon Valley since 2002, including chairing the board from 2008 to 2009. He is an active founding member of the Advisory Committee of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and is an active participant in summits for the Center for Corporate Innovation, Inc. (CCI), with a focus on improving the national health care system. He has also served as board chair of the American Electronics Association and board member of the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Dr. Levy holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.