Nassar Nizami

Nassar Nizami

Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Nassar Nizami is the Chief Information Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. He comes with broad experience in systems integration resulting from recent mergers of large academic medical centers and his operational expertise in instituting successful IT governance and structure programs.

Most recently, Nizami was Vice President for Information Technology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and prior to that, he served in several senior IT roles at Yale New Haven Health System. He was instrumental at both institutions as he managed the systems integration and alignment of technology needs resulting from mergers with partner organizations.

“At a time of immense change in healthcare, we’re delighted to welcome Nassar as a leader for Jefferson’s focus on innovation, technology, and informational science,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “He will lead our strategy for creating the technological platforms of the future.”

As a key member of Jefferson’s leadership team, Nizami is responsible for leveraging technology across the enterprise. He will initially focus on aligning IS&T resources to priority initiatives identified in operational integration work plans that have been developed through Jefferson’s relationship with GE Healthcare; designing and implementing work plans to migrate partner organizations to the Epic platform; and initiating an IS&T strategic planning process to prioritize the enterprise’s technology needs and align them with Jefferson’s integrated strategic and financial planning process.

Nizami is certified in current IT and management practices and has obtained several master’s degrees in computer and management engineering. He recently completed his MBA from Columbia University.

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