Amir Ghaferi, M.D., M.S., named chief clinical officer for U-M Medical Group

September 16, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Amir Ghaferi, M.D., M.S., will serve as the next chief clinical officer for the U-M Medical Group (UMMG), effective Sept. 15.

As the chief clinical officer for the UMMG he will provide clinical operational leadership related to all clinical processes, systems and practices focused on improving safety, quality, timeliness and financial stewardship and people in the UMMG. Ghaferi has a proven track record of collaborative, principled, consensus-driven leadership within our organization. 

Ghaferi is the Moses Gunn, M.D. Professor of Surgery, and the vice chair for strategy and finance in the Department of Surgery. He has served as the associate medical director for ambulatory surgery in UMMG, where he oversaw clinical operations, quality, strategy and finance for Michigan Medicine ambulatory surgery centers. He is also the director of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative, a consortium of 40 hospitals and 80 surgeons focused on improving the safety and quality of bariatric surgery.  

He received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his surgical training at U-M. Ghaferi also completed advanced training in health services research and obtained a master’s degree in health and health care research from the U-M.

Ghaferi’s research focuses on understanding the relationship of organizational systems and design to quality and efficiency, with the ultimate goal of designing interventions to improve care locally, regionally and nationally. 

Please congratulate and support Ghaferi in his new role.