About Anish

Anish Mahajan is Chief Medical Officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a 425-bed County teaching hospital and level 1 trauma and ambulatory care center. As CMO, he directly supervises the chairs of all 12 clinical departments and oversees the management, quality, and delivery of all medical services. Anish also serves as Associate Dean of the UCLA-David Geffen School of Medicine and is responsible for the graduate medical education and academic affairs of more than 500 resident and fellow trainees and nearly 300 full-time faculty physicians at Harbor-UCLA.


From 2012 through 2016, he was Director of System Planning, Improvement, & Data Analytics for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the second largest municipal health system in the nation. At DHS, he helped lead organizational transformation under the Affordable Care Act and oversaw multiple system-wide units including the Office of Planning & Data Analytics, Enterprise Health Information Management, and Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver performance improvement initiatives.


Anish serves as Chair of the Board of the L.A. Network for Enhanced Services (LANES), a 501(c)(3) Health Information Exchange. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation. In 2009, he was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was a special advisor to OMB Director Peter Orszag during the lead-up to and passage of the Affordable Care Act. At OMB, he worked on health reform, rule development for the HITECH Act, and other health policy strategy and regulation.


Anish received a B.A. in Public Policy and M.D. from Brown University. He also completed a M.P.H. in International Health from Harvard School of Public Health and M.S. in Health Services from UCLA. Anish completed his residency in internal medicine and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at UCLA.