Dr. Jordan Asher
Dr. Jordan Asher is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Healthcare. His role concentrates on creating innovative models of care delivery as well as providing national thought leadership directed towards the future of health care.
Dr. Asher is dedicated to championing quality, fostering clinical effectiveness and further cultivating a culture of excellence in the delivery of clinical services across the continuum of care. He oversees system-wide Clinical Quality and Safety, Clinical Effectiveness, the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), the High Performance Design process and Clinical Performance Improvement initiatives.
Before joining Sentara Healthcare, Jordan served as Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Care Management (ACM), a subsidiary of Ascension. Prior to ACM, Jordan was Physician Network Executive for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, where he led the implementation and design of physician alignment strategies. In addition, Dr. Asher served as the Assistant Dean and Interim Clinical Chair of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. In this role, he forged a partnership between Saint Thomas Health and the university to establish graduate medical residency programs in several areas including internal medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. He also served as Medical Director for a large private practice, incorporating multiple specialties while practicing internal medicine specializing in hypertension.
Dr. Asher holds an M.D. from Vanderbilt University, as well as a Master's of Science in Medical Management from the University of Texas, Dallas and a graduate Certificate in Formation for Catholic Healthcare Ministry Leadership from the Aquinas Institute of Theology and Ascension. He is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership® and the American Society of Hypertension.
Dr. Asher enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and sons, as well as playing golf and reading about history. He was also once a member of a hot air balloon racing team.