Joan August, MS

Vice President of Operations, Cedars-Sinai

Joan August, MS Vice President of Operations Cedars-Sinai

As an occupational therapist, Dr. Pergolotti worked at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) developing programs Joan August serves as vice president of operations at Cedars-Sinai.  She is an accomplished leader with over 30 years of healthcare experience and is known for developing and directing comprehensive businesses and clinical operations, assessing complex business problems including financial analyses and projections as well as developing innovative solutions including reengineering projects with diverse constituencies to achieve sustainable outcomes.  

In this role, Ms. August oversees the clinical and academic missions for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics/Genetics, Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the Emergency Department, the Comprehensive Breast Center, the Ambulatory Procedure and Infusion Centers, Pulmonary Institute and the Gastroenterology Center.  

Ms. August obtained her Master of Science, summa cum laude and was a Presidential Scholar from Eastern Illinois University, in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology.  Her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude in Speech and Hearing Science is from State University of New York at Fredonia.