Hospitals in Action

Q&A with Dr. Carrie Byington of UC Health

Meet Carrie L. Byington, MD, an academic physician, scientist, and executive vice president of one of the country’s largest and most prestigious academic medical systems. University of California Health (UCH) serves more than 1.8 million Californians each year, spans six academic health centers, and includes 20 health professional schools. Equitable access to health care services has emerged at the forefront of public health discussion in 2021. An expert in pediatric infectious disease and a health equity champion, Dr. Byington discusses health disparities, COVID-19, and what shaped her philosophy on health care.