Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Ziad R. Haydar, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Ascension Health


Ziad R. Haydar, MD MBA is the Ascension Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Haydar leads all care excellence operations towards the quadruple aim of ideal clinical outcomes, ideal patient experience, ideal provider experience, at lowest possible cost.

In addition, Dr. Haydar has the responsibility for the creation and the performance Ascension Medical Group, a physician and provider organization that comprises around 7,000 providers.

Dr. Haydar has served in Ascension Health since 2010 as Vice President for Clinical Excellence and Physician Integration. His role changed to Chief Medical Officer in 2012, and to Chief Clinical Officer in 2015. Prior to 2010, Dr. Haydar was an executive with Baylor Health Care System in Dallas Texas. He received his M.D. degree from American University in Beirut, trained in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, completed a fellowship in Geriatrics and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and obtained an MBA from the Cox School of Business at the Southern Methodist University.

Care Redesign I

Revolutionizing Risk Management & More

“We use the guiding principle that the physicians’ expertise should drive our business principles, not the opposite,” says Ziad Haydar.

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