Patricia Castel Skarulis is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she oversees all computing and communications for the clinical, research, and educational enterprise. Prior to joining Sloan Kettering, Pat served in a similar capacity as Vice President and CIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Management. Prior positions include: Vice President for Information Systems and Vice Chancellor at Duke University where she was also Professor of the Practice of Computer Science; Director, Administrative Systems at Princeton University; Assistant Director, Academic Computing at Rutgers University, and Associate Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. She received her M.A. and B.A. in Mathematics from St. Johns University in New York, and attended the Institute for Educational Management, an executive program for higher education at Harvard.
Pat is very active in the Healthcare community. She is a charter member of CHIME, has served as its chair and she is an active member of HIMSS having spoken at many of its national conferences. Additionally, Pat serves as a member of the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council to advise the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services on matters relating to healthcare critical infrastructure. Pat is a member of HISEA, the Health Information Systems Executive Association and has served as its Chair. She is a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources serving on the GIR Board for three years.
She has held several leadership positions within the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served on the Board of Directors for: EDUCAUSE, the Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC), and the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina.
She lives in Manhattan and is currently serving on the Board of METRO, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, as well as on the executive committee of the Board of Project Find, a group devoted to providing housing and other social services for the elderly poor in New York. She is a member of the Board of Governors for St. Johns University in New York.