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Ravi Chari, M.D.

Ravi Chari, M.D.

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2008

Senior Vice President - Clinical Excellence at HCA; Clinical Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Transplanting Business Expertise

Surgeon Merged Leading-Edge Clinical and Management Skills

As former Chief Medical Officer at Centennial Medical Center, Dr. Ravi Chari has been on the leading edge of medical care for years. Among a number of other advanced procedures, Dr. Chari is a well-known expert in minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgeries now used in treating cancer of the liver, pancreas and bile duct.

But the leading edge of health care is also rapidly shifting—and demanding leaders with the expertise to bridge the business and clinical worlds. That's why he pursued a Vanderbilt Executive MBA.

"Health care is on the threshold of significant change where science and management will together shape process and performance," he says. "My Executive MBA experience at Owen has enabled me to acquire stronger financial vision and leadership skills, and to participate in decisions that will influence the future of health care."

In addition to his continued contributions as a surgeon, Dr. Chari currently serves as Senior Vice President of Clinical Excellence at HCA in Nashville.