Ghazala Sharieff, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care Operations and Clinical Excellence
As chief medical officer, acute care operations and clinical excellence, Dr. Ghazala Sharieff engages physicians in the coordination and management of inpatient clinical care and the reduction of unnecessary variation — especially as it relates to patient experience, quality and safety. Taken together, these efforts help us provide comprehensive and compassionate medical care for our patients and their loved ones.
Board-certified in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. Sharieff has co-led command center operations for Scripps' COVID-19 response since January 2020. She also has leadership oversight of Scripps' engineering, facilities, environmental services, food and nutrition, security and disaster/emergency management.
Dr. Sharieff previously served as Scripps' chief experience officer, as medical director of quality and medical management and as the Rady Children's Hospital emergency department division director. She is a published author with two books on emergency medicine and is a recognized author and lecturer on pediatric emergency medicine, patient experience, conflict management and team building. Her innovative approach to identifying patient concerns and her work with physicians and staff have led to significant patient experience improvements.
Dr. Sharieff earned her medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stanford University and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital. She received her physician executive MBA at the University of Knoxville in Tennessee.
Dr. Sharieff has also served on several national committees including as past chair of the ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee, past chair of the ACEP Pediatric Section, the ACEP Public Relations Committee, the AAEM Board of Directors and as co-chair of the AAEM Education Committee.