USC Price School of Public Policy

Veeral Shah, MHA


Managing Director
Paladin Healthcare Capital

Veeral H. Shah was a Regents Scholar at University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Due to his keen interest in healthcare management, Veeral then pursued his Masters in Healthcare Administration from University of Southern California, and earned his MHA in 2011. While at USC, Veeral worked closely with the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, where he led several research projects with Dana Goldman, and was published in the Huffington Post for their work on Congressional initiatives to curb Medicare spending. He was also one of two interns chosen in the country by Nashville, Tennessee based Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for their administrative internship program.

Upon graduation, Veeral took a position with HCA, the nation’s largest hospital operator, that includes over 160 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers. At HCA’s Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center (Thousand Oaks, CA), Veeral managed the operations of 3 departments, and was one of the administrators responsible for the facility’s $58M addition of 30 private rooms. In 2012, Veeral was selected in HCA’s esteemed Executive Development Program, as one of only a few candidates being trained as a future Chief Operating Officer. As Associate COO and Ethics and Compliance Officer at HCA’s Regional Medical Center of San Jose, Veeral oversaw the daily operations of 9 departments, and the hospital’s transition into a new $360M tower. He also oversaw the oncology service line, and led the development of the first comprehensive interventional pulmonology program in the area.

Veeral is currently the Managing Director at Paladin Healthcare Capital, a special opportunity investor that makes private equity and real estate investments in the healthcare sector.

Veeral is a certified Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt, an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and mentors numerous students and early careerists.