Jordan Asher, MD, SVP and Chief Physician Executive, Sentara Healthcare

Jordan Asher, MD

Dr. Jordan Asher is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Healthcare. His role concentrates on creating innovative models of care delivery as well as providing national thought leadership directed towards the future of health care.

Dr. Asher is dedicated to championing quality, fostering clinical effectiveness and further cultivating a culture of excellence in the delivery of clinical services across the continuum of care. He oversees system-wide Clinical Quality and Safety, Clinical Effectiveness, the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), the High Performance Design process and Clinical Performance Improvement initiatives.

Previous Experience

Before joining Sentara Healthcare, Jordan served as Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Care Management (ACM), a subsidiary of Ascension. Prior to ACM, Jordan was Physician Network Executive for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, where he led the implementation and design of physician alignment strategies. In addition, Dr. Asher served as the Assistant Dean and Interim Clinical Chair of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. In this role, he forged a partnership between Saint Thomas Health and the university to establish graduate medical residency programs in several areas including internal medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. He also served as Medical Director for a large private practice, incorporating multiple specialties while practicing internal medicine specializing in hypertension.

Current Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Physician Leadership® and the American Society of Hypertension (Member)


  • University of Texas, Dallas – Masters of Science in Medical Management
  • Aquinas Institute of Theology – Certificate for Catholic Healthcare Ministry Leadership
  • Vanderbilt University – M.D.
  • Emory University – BS
Posted March 2019

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