Jeffrey A. Smith, MD, JD, MMM

Terri Wagner Cammarano, JD, LLM

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
General Counsel

Terri Wagner Cammarano, JD, LLM, brings considerable legal experience to Cedars-Sinai, having served in private practice and in executive legal roles with major Southern California health systems. At Cedars-Sinai, Cammarano advises the Board of Directors and senior management on legal and regulatory matters. She also manages the Legal Affairs Department and serves as a resource to internal departments seeking legal guidance.

Cammarano has represented health systems, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in all types of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, joint operating agreements, affiliations, financings and strategic collaborations. She has managed attorney general proceedings, approvals, reports and investigations, federal and state tax audits, regulatory investigations, and licensure and certification matters. Cammarano has extensive experience with governance, executive compensation issues and strategic planning. She is certified in healthcare compliance.

Before joining Cedars-Sinai, she was a partner with Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C., in Los Angeles, where she counseled and advocated for health systems, hospitals, medical practice foundations and related service providers. Prior to that, Cammarano held the position of chief legal counsel and was a member of the executive leadership team of MemorialCare Health System in Fountain Valley. She was was responsible for planning and coordinating legal affairs, government relations, litigation management and strategy, legal support for business transactions and oversight of all outside counsel.

Cammarano earned her Bachelor of Political Science with high honors from California State University, Fullerton, and her JD and Master of Laws degrees from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She is admitted to practice in California and Hawaii.