Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA is chief health officer of USC Student Health, overseeing services at both Engemann Student Health Center and Eric Cohen Student Health Center. She also holds academic appointments through Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is the Division Chief for College Health in the Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Van Orman earned her MMM at Carnegie Mellon University, her MD at Mayo Medical School, and her BA at Carleton College. She did a combined residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics. She joined USC in August 2017 after nearly a decade serving as executive director of University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she oversaw all facets of the comprehensive college health program.
Currently, Dr. Van Orman provides leadership on campus public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and oversees comprehensive medical, mental health, prevention and education initiatives that enhance student wellness, increase access to health services, and address critical issues impacting our student population. Dr. Van Orman is the past president of the American College Health Association (ACHA) and is the 2020 recipient of the ACHA Edward Hitchcock award for Outstanding Contributions in College Health. She has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as part of 2022’s “Women of Influence in Health Care” cohort, and in the same year, received the USC Presidential Medallion, one of the institution’s highest honors, that is bestowed on individuals who have brought honor and distinction to the university.
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