Al Head, MD, FASA
Chief Medical Officer
After 20 years of experience as a practicing physician and 11 years serving as an academic department chairman and director of a perioperative service line for a health system, it became clear to Al Head, MD, FASA, that the current healthcare system was not sustainable without significant changes. Reimbursements were declining while quality measures and regulatory services were increasing, and healthcare organizations needed guidance on how best to navigate this paradigm shift. Dr. Head is a former anesthesia residency director and academic chairman at the Medical College of Georgia. He received his medical degree from Emory University, where he was chief resident and completed his fellowship in cardiac anesthesia. He obtained an additional clinical and research thoracic fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) at Harvard University, and stayed on staff at MGH for nine years.