Al Head, MD, FASA, named Chief Medical Officer of Premier Anesthesia

Atlanta, GA (July 22, 2019)— Premier Anesthesia is pleased to announce the appointment of Al Head, MD, FASA as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Head will serve as the CMO for Premier Anesthesia’s practices at hospitals across the country and work directly with our regional medical directors.

“Premier Anesthesia is fortunate to have someone with a unique background like Dr. Head. He is one of the very few leaders in Anesthesia that has demonstrated both clinical and business acumen, and his leadership will benefit our providers and the hospitals that we serve,” said Rick Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare.

Dr. Head brings over 20 years of experience as a practicing anesthesiologist and 11 years serving as an academic department chairman and director of the perioperative service line for a health system. He served as Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Director of the Perioperative Service Line for the health system at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Head was also on staff at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 2014, Dr. Head created an independent consulting company, AHEAD Healthcare Consulting, Inc. Using physician-based leadership and his understanding of healthcare institutions, he created practical approaches to transformational perioperative changes.


Premier Anesthesia is a national anesthesia management and consulting company solely focused on building and managing the best anesthesia teams in the industry. The organization's leadership brings extensive experience in hospital-based physician staffing, recruiting and management. For more information, visit


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