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Bob Lubitz, MD

Bob Lubitz brings nearly 30 years of experience as a physician-executive in academic medicine, community hospitals and ambulatory healthcare. He has an extensive background in strategic planning, operations, clinical integration, population health, medical research and teaching. He is recognized for planning and implementing start-up programs and achieving complex turn-arounds, leading to improved financial performance, meaningful clinical outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction. Most recently, he led a safety transformation at one of the largest hospitals in the Southeast, raising their Leapfrog Safety Score from a “C” to an “A'“.

Over the past few years, Bob played an integral role in developing, refining and expanding clinical and non-clinical services, including a multi-site hospitalist program, graduate medical education, community-based research, clinical integration models, transplant programs, Adult ECMO, tele-neurology, high reliability safety programs, Lean process improvement, emergency preparedness, population health and disease management, post-acute discharge clinics, physician recruitment and engagement, academic affiliations and other public-private partnerships. He played a key role in the implementation of electronic health records at three institutions, has co-led several health-related start-up ventures, and served as a principal consultant for a boutique healthcare strategy firm.

Prior to his work with Progressive Healthcare, Bob was a senior executive with St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, IN and with the WellStar Health System in Marietta, GA. He served in various roles, including VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, and was Medical Director of one of the largest free-standing clinics in the U.S., the Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center. He also currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of 3Oe Scientific, a biotech start-up focusing on hand sanitization in healthcare.

Bob received his MD from the University of Cincinnati and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He completed a 3-year VA Clinical Scholars fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University, where he served as a member of the full-time and volunteer academic faculty for over 20 years. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow and Master of the American College of Physicians.