Nishant Anand

Senior vp, physician in chief
Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD)
Nishant (Shaun) Anand, MD, FACEP, is an accomplished physician leader, board certified in Emergency Medicine and passionate about the potential of population health within value-based medicine. Dr. Anand currently serves as Senior Vice President for Memorial Hermann Health System and as the Physician-in-Chief of MHMD, Memorial Hermann Physician Network, which is one of the largest physician organizations in the country, comprised of almost 4,000 independent, academic and employed physicians. Together with Memorial Hermann Health System, these organizations have formed the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization which serves both commercial and Medicare contracts and has emerged as the top performing ACO in the country in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for three consecutive years. Prior to joining MHMD, Dr. Anand served as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network (BHN), a large physician and provider network based in Phoenix, AZ. He led the effort to mature BHN into a full partnership with the new Banner Health Accountable Care Organization, embracing clinical integration and risk-based contracting in the process. Under his leadership, BHN achieved the highest aggregate savings of all Pioneer ACOs, producing major improvements in health care quality and efficiency. Dr. Anand received his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Program, beginning his clinical practice in California before relocating to Phoenix in 2007 where he was appointed to serve as associate program director of the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He has authored 20 peer-reviewed publications and received numerous awards for clinical competency, work with underserved populations, patient satisfaction and innovation while continuing to practice as an emergency room physician.