MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, appoints new Physician-in-Chief

Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the appointment of Nishant “Shaun” Anand, MD, FACEP, as Physicianin- Chief for MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, effective June 2016.

Dr. Anand most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network (BHN), a large physician and provider network based in Phoenix.

In his new role, Dr. Anand will help lead MHMD - one of the largest physician organizations in the country, with more than 4,000 independent and employed physician members. He also joins the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization (MHACO), recognized as the top-performing Medicare Shared Savings ACO in the country two years in a row.

With BHN, Dr. Anand managed the clinical integration initiatives for physician committees that were designed to address care quality across the entire continuum, from acute and post-acute care to telehealth and wellness. He achieved innovative contracts with payers including risk capitation, bundled payment, shared savings, and pay-for-performance models. Prior to his CMO role at BHN, Dr. Anand served as associate program director of the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Residency Program, in addition to serving as fellowship director for the simulation program. In 2012, he was appointed vice president of Business Development and Care Delivery for Emergency Professional Services.

Recognized as an expert in population health, Dr. Anand served on the Cerner Population Health Advisory Board, which guides Cerner’s strategy pertaining to population health and data analytics. Most recently, he was appointed to serve on the Arizona Governor’s Council for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

Dr. Anand earned his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Stanford.