Shaheed Koury, MD, MBA, FACEP

July 27, 2022 / Share:

Shaheed Koury is an accomplished Senior Physician Executive and Board Member with more

than 20 years of success across the healthcare, technology, medical, and legal sectors.

Leveraging extensive experience working with both the operations and clinical sides of medicine

while bridging the relationship between hospital administration and physicians, he is a valuable

asset for medical businesses working on operational improvements or companies aiming for

growth through M&A activity or spinoffs. His broad areas of expertise include healthcare IT,

malpractice, risk management, healthcare management, electronic health records, M&A, clinical

services, and strategic planning.

Throughout his executive career, Dr. Koury has held leadership positions at organizations

including Quorum Health and Community Health Systems. As Chief Medical Officer and

President of Clinical Operations for the $2.0 billion publicly-traded hospital company Quorum

since 2016, he leads the Clinical Services Department which includes medical affairs, nursing,

case management, quality, safety and all ancillary services. Dr. Koury also serves as an officer of

the company. He has shifted operations to make it a physician led company, created a leadership

academy and physician advisory council, and implemented strategic collaborative initiatives to

improve the electronic health records process to improve physician satisfaction. As VP for

Quality & Clinical Transformation with Community Health Systems from 2013 to 2016, he was

promoted from a Medical Advisor role to help lead the $20 billion publicly-traded hospital

company and guided it to become one of the safest hospital networks in the nation by

implementing safety and high reliability tools for all of the medical staff at over 200 hospitals.

He also led the development of multiple Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) in the largest

markets to help the for-profit company move to deliver value-based care. Here he oversaw a 68%

reduction in Serious Safety Events over the first two years resulting in significant savings, while

implementing collaborative staffing programs for annual cost savings of $15 million

accompanied by improvements in quality metrics. He previously spent 10 years as an award-

winning Emergency Physician with Emergency Medicine of Indiana.

Shaheed holds an MBA in Health Care Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and an

MD from the University of Kentucky, after earlier graduating from UK with a BA in Chemistry.

He completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at The Brody School of Medicine at East

Carolina University. As a seasoned Board Member, he has held board positions with

Synchronous Health, Professional Medical Billing, Emergency Medicine of Indiana, and is an ad

hoc member of the Quorum board. He is also on the advisory board for CareHarmony and

care.ai. He was recognized as 2008 Emergency Physician of the Year at Lutheran Hospital in

Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been published in numerous medical journals, and has presented at a

number of medical forums and conferences nationally.

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