Dr. A.J. Patefield is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Medical Information Officer of Novant Health. He is a board certified pulmonary, critical care medicine, and clinical informatics specialist. He is a former assistant professor of the U.S. Health Services University and is a Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserves (Ret.). Dr. Patefield received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University and M.B.A. from University of Massachusetts – Amherst.