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What is the Role of the CMO (Chief Medical Officer) and the Path to Get There?

September 19, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


What Does it Take to Become a CMO?  A Panel Discussion

Are you considering advancing to the CMO role?


  • The rols of a Chief Medical Officer and how this position functions at the facility level versus regional or system level 

  • What is the CMO role in a provider setting  and how does it vary across organizations based on the CEO’s style / focus and the business strategy (CMO as strategic business leader vs. physician leader)?

  • What do organizations look for in hiring a CMO? Any specific types of experience?stand out in the recruiting process?

  • Are there unique challenges for women to be considered and hired?



About the Panelists

Dr. Gabrielle Gasper, CMODr. K. Gabrielle Gaspar has 16 years of senior leadership experience in various types of healthcare organizations with a focus on clinical integration, value based care and clinical quality. She has been an operational and clinical leader for integrated delivery networks, government, hospital systems and IPAs, and she has served as a national speaker and facilitator for physician engagement. Dr. Gaspar received her MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and learned and MPH from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is also a certified health coach. Her personal passions include surfing, trail running and traveling.


Dr. Rachel George, CMODr. Rachel George, MD, MBA, is a board-certified internal medicine physician with 20 years of healthcare management experience, complemented by her 2004 MBA from the University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA program. Skillfully melding medical proficiency with strategic acumen, she drives healthcare institutions to excel through patient-centered strategies, innovative thinking, and adept team leadership. A highly-regarded speaker, Dr. George also contributes significantly to the healthcare technology domain. She remains dedicated to advancing community health while forging a legacy of seamless integration between medical expertise and business prowess, all in the service of elevating patient care and healthcare management.


Moderator: Jim Rosenberg
Director, University of Tennessee Executive MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Corporate Engagement for the Healthcare Division of Graduate and Executive Education


September 19, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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