Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Ascension
John Pirolo, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Ascension. In this role, Dr. Pirolo has overall leadership for clinical informatics initiatives across the integrated national health ministry. This includes guiding the overall IT system architecture in partnership with clinical informatics leaders and other stakeholders across Ascension.
Prior to becoming Senior Vice Presient & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Dr. Pirolo served for 20 years in various roles at Saint Thomas Health, an Ascension ministry in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1995, Dr. Pirolo began his career as a surgeon, providing cardiovascular services at Saint Thomas West Hospital for nine years. In 2004, he moved into the role of Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Saint Thomas Health Services, where he became Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in 2013.
In 2014, Dr. Pirolo was recognized as one of the “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Dr. Pirolo received a BS from The Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and went on to receive his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1985. During that time, he participated in a Sarnoff Fellowship at the University College London in 1982-1983. Dr. Pirolo completed his residency at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, beginning with General Surgery (1985-1989), followed by a Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellowship (1989-1992) and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship (1992-1995).