Ravi S. Chari, MD, MBA, FACS, is senior vice president of clinical excellence for the HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) Clinical Services Group, overseeing initiatives focused on identifying and reducing avoidable, negative clinical variation. He also leads the HCA Physician Leadership Academy to facilitate execution of those initiatives at the division and facility levels of the organization. Previously, Dr. Chari served as vice president of clinical excellence and, earlier, as chief medical officer of the HCA TriStar Division, chief medical officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based Centennial Medical Center, and chief operating officer of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers for the TriStar Division. Before joining the HCA, he was a tenured professor and chief of the Division of Liver Surgery and Transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Chari graduated as the W. S. Lindsey gold medalist from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine in 1989, completed his surgical residency at Duke University, and completed his fellowship training at the University of Toronto in hepatobiliary surgery and abdominal organ transplantation. He later received his MBA degree from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Recent Posts by Ravi Chari
In April, representatives from leading health systems brainstormed ways to change the pervasive and damaging culture of reflexive prescribing for pain management and the roadblocks that would make them difficult to implement.