David Entwistle is president and CEO of Stanford Health Care. He joined SHC in July 2016 with extensive executive experience at leading academic medical centers.

Most recently he served as CEO of the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics for nine years, the only academic medical center in the intermountain west region of the U.S.

From 2002-2007, Entwistle served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis. Prior to that, he was vice president of professional services and joint venture operations at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif.

As a recognized health care thought leader, Entwistle serves on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He is the past chair of the Utah Hospital Association and was appointed by the governor of Utah to the state’s Medicaid Task Force.

He earned a bachelor's degree in health sciences from Brigham Young University and a master’s in health services administration from Arizona State University. He also was awarded a postgraduate administrative fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.