I am board certified in both anesthesiology and clinical informatics and trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital. I serve as a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I am also a professor of anesthesiology and health policy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
I divide my time among clinical practice, teaching, research, and directing a $470-million statewide health philanthropy. I also have an appointment as an adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., serve as a consultant to the World Health Organization Digital Health Technical Advisory Group and have served as special advisor to the 20th U.S. Surgeon General.
Since my first year of medical school, I have been committed to working hard to advance the interests of our patients, our practices, and the field of medicine through advocacy, teaching, and the conduct of research. Although we face a number of challenges across our healthcare delivery system, I see a bright future for American medicine.
In 2014, I was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, where I have the great honor and privilege of serving as the voice of all physicians across our great nation.