Pamela Sutton-Wallace is a healthcare executive. In 2022, she was appointed COO of Yale New Haven Health, Connecticut’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare system.
Wallace was born in September 1969. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She graduated from Yale University School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in 1997. That same year, she became a Health Services Management fellow at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In 2004, she was appointed Chief of Staff for Duke Chancellor for Health Affairs and has held positions at Pfizer and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Between 2011 and 2014, Sutton-Wallace was senior vice president of hospital operations at Duke University Hospital. Beginning in 2014, she began serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she oversaw the strategic direction and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services of the medical center until 2020. She then served as Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Operating Officer at New York Presbyterian, one of the largest hospitals in the U.S.
In 2019, Sutton-Wallace was Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Division, where she provided strategic and operational oversight for the Weill Cornell in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens campuses. At Yale New Haven Health, she improved the health system’s revenue cycle and operational workflows, halving the deficit. Under her leadership, the health system has established a new Automation Center of Excellence.
Sutton-Wallace has received numerous accolades, including a National Medical Fellowships Champion of Health Award, Yale School of Public Health’s John D. Thompson Fellow Award, and was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top-50 African Americans in Healthcare in 2018 and 2019.
Pamela Sutton-Wallace is married to Maurice O. Wallace, Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey.