IKS gives deep thanks to the following thought-leaders for their time and contributions as members of our advisory board
President and Chief Executive Officer, Partners HealthCare
Emeritus IKS Health Advisory Board
Dr. Torchiana was the Chief of cardiac surgery at Mass General from 1998 to 2003. He completed residencies in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the Department of Surgery in 1989.
He is a member of American College of Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and a trustee of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Torchiana is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Yale College in 1976 and Harvard Medical School in 1981.
DONALD W. FISHER, PhD, CAE
President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA
Member, IKS Health Advisory Board
Dr. Fisher was the Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) for more than 30 years. He had a tremendous impact on American health care as a strong advocate for coordinated, integrated delivery systems, working to make his vision of superior patient care a reality. Dr. Fisher was a strong advocate for multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care and for the patients served by these systems by continuously striving to improve patient care through innovation, information sharing, benchmarking, the creation of sound public policy, and leadership development.
Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of AMGA, Dr. Fisher served as the first Executive Director of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Alexandria, Virginia. He is an immediate past chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the American International Health Alliance; the American Association of Medical Society Executives; the American College of Healthcare Executives; and the American Society of Association Executives.
Dr. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from Millsaps College, Mississippi, a Master’s of Science and a Doctorate in Anatomy from the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi.