Medical Advisory Board

David Mahvi, MD, FACS

David Mahvi, MD, FACS

Medical Advisor

Dr. Mahvi is a leading health care system executive and surgeon with experience in building a high-quality ambulatory health-care delivery system with novel delivery models, a national speaker on health care systems design, and an expert in creating a culture of physician leadership. He has 25+ years of progressive leadership roles in academic medicine, has created joint educational programs for engineers and medical students, is an inventor, investor and advisor of three start-up companies, and has been a member of numerous professional boards.

At Northwestern, he was Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery. He also served as President of the Northwestern University's Medical Group, integrating a community based primary care group into a $900M specialty-based academic physician group with improved patient engagement and access to care - while transitioning a budget deficit to a budget surplus.

Before, Dr. Mahvi served for 19 years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, and led a continuously-funded research lab in collaboration with the University's School of Engineering. During his tenure as Chair of the American Board of Surgery (2014 - 2015), he developed national policy on the education and management of the surgical workforce.

Dr. Mahvi completed his undergraduate work at the University of Oklahoma, earned an MD at the Medical University of South Carolina, served his residency and completed a research fellowship in immunology at Duke University Medical Center. His research has focused on developing new biomedical devices in treating liver cancer (he is a national/international authority on hepatobiliary cancer) and has developed, manufactured, and performed clinical trials of novel biologics. He has authored 100+ peer reviewed research articles, and presented nationally/ internationally on cancer-related topics.

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