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Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., became the seventh president and CEO of The Joint Commission on March 1, 2022. Previously, as president of clinical operations and chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare, Jonathan led clinicians, data scientists and researchers in developing a learning health system model for improving care at the system’s 185 hospitals and 2,200 other locations. His team’s work achieved national recognition for preventing elective preterm deliveries, reducing maternal mortality, increasing sepsis survival, and developing public-private-academic partnerships for improving infection prevention and treating COVID-19.

Before joining HCA Healthcare, he was undersecretary for health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he led the Veterans Health Administration to national prominence for clinical performance. Signal accomplishments included implementation of the first national electronic health record. He is a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, a Congressional Budget Office health advisor, immediate past chair of the National Quality Forum and the Department of Veterans Affairs Special Medical Advisory Group. As an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, he has co-chaired action collaboratives on digital health, combating opioids, and climate change.

His board service includes Meharry Medical College, Columbia University’s Health Policy and Management program, Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering and the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. He maintains faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University as clinical professor of medicine and health policy and at Virginia Commonwealth University as adjunct professor of health administration.