Kevin C. Dellsperger, MD, PhD is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at AU Health System and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. A native of New Orleans, LA, he received his BS from Tulane University in Biomedical Engineering. He received his MD and PhD from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. After completing his Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Iowa, he joined the faculty where he was promoted to Professor. During his time at Iowa, he served as Chief of Staff at the Iowa City VAMC and Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs of the Carver College of Medicine from 1997 to 2003. In 2003 he moved to Columbia, MO to lead the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri for 6 years and served as Associate Dean for Clinical Outcomes until he was recruited to AU Health System (formally Georgia Regents Health System) in 2013. He served as President of the AHA, Heartland Affiliate and Governor for Iowa of the American College of Cardiology. He served as a Member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for 6 years in total and as a Senior Examiner for the past 4 years.
As an academician, he has been active in research in the broad areas of coronary and pulmonary arterial and microvascular function in health and disease, exercise physiology in metabolic syndrome and education and patient safety. He serves on the Editorial Board for 3 Journals. He is the author of more than 130 papers, review articles and book chapters in the fields of basic research, clinical cardiology and patient safety.
In November, 2013, Dr. Dellsperger joined AU Health (then GR Health) and has the overall responsibility for the Medical Staff, Regulatory, Quality and Safety Programs. Since his arrival he worked to restructure the Quality and Regulatory programs in the Medical Center. In addition, his programmatic changes