Senior Vice President, Advancement, Arthur J. Ochoa, JD and Chief Advancement Officer
Arthur J. Ochoa, JD
Senior Vice President, Advancement
Chief Advancement Officer

Arthur J. Ochoa is an accomplished healthcare executive, attorney and civic leader. As senior vice president of Advancement and chief advancement officer, he leads Cedars-Sinai's community engagement and development teams as well as co-leading its health equity efforts.

He joined Cedars-Sinai in 2001. Prior to that, Ochoa practiced transactional and tax law for individual, corporate and nonprofit clients at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. In his time between college and law school, Ochoa began his career as an advocate and policy analyst in Washington, D.C.

Ochoa's leadership roles include serving as board chair of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, an international professional organization dedicated to research and education in the field of healthcare fundraising. He is board president of Marlborough School, which was founded in 1889 and is the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California. Ochoa is also a board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a board member of UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts, a member of Yale Law School’s Tsai Leadership Program Advisory Council and an honorary trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation. He is a past board chair of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, which is an historically Black graduate institution, and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. He is also a past board chair of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, a past board president of The Center for Early Education, a past member of the Yale Law School Association's Executive Board and a past chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee.

Ochoa lectures frequently on topics that include strategic communications, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Previously, Ochoa served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University). He has received awards and recognition from a number of organizations, including Charles R. Drew University, National Medical Fellowships, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, the Mexican American Bar Foundation and Boy Scouts of America.

Ochoa earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Southern California (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School.