Knowledge Enterprise leadership

Susan M. Pepin

Managing Director, Health and Clinical Partnerships

Dr. Susan M. Pepin leads a series of new health initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes at scale and growing clinical partnerships as managing director of health and clinical partnerships. She also provides counsel as senior adviser to the executive vice president and is a clinical professor in the College of Health Solutions.

An educator, surgeon and clinician, Dr. Pepin joined ASU after serving as president and CEO of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust from 2014-2018. There she led the trust’s vision for supporting Maricopa County by advancing community resilience, addressing inequity, and enhancing health and well-being for all.

Before leading the trust, she was the associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where she is known for diversifying the medical school’s student body. With specialization in neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology, she provided expert care to patients. She worked as a clinician and researcher for more than 14 years and mentored hundreds of students and residents through the admissions process and throughout their journeys in becoming physicians.

Dr. Pepin holds a BA from Yale University, a BA and MA from University of Oxford, a MD from University of California, San Francisco, and a Master of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. She is a 1987 Rhodes Scholar.