As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Birkmeyer works closely with regional leadership and Sound’s hospital partners nationwide to ensure excellence in clinical quality, safety, patient experience and cost-effectiveness. Dr. Birkmeyer leads efforts to enhance clinical integration across service lines, including emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care and transitional care.
Dr. Birkmeyer previously served as the Executive Vice President of Integrated Delivery Systems and led clinical operations and academic affairs for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. He brings deep insight into value-based clinical care, leveraging his experience in academic, quality improvement and operational leadership roles.
An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, he is author on more than 250 peer-reviewed publications on hospital outcomes and economics. He was a member of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care Working Group and co-author of its watershed report, “The Quality of Medicare in the United States: A Report of the Medicare Program.”
Dr. Birkmeyer is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed a general surgery residency and medical informatics fellowship at Dartmouth.
Education & Training
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterRESIDENCY
Dartmouth Medical SchoolFELLOWSHIP
Harvard Medical SchoolMEDICAL_SCHOOL
Certifications & Licensure
ND State Medical License2019 - 2021
KS State Medical License2018 - 2021
IL State Medical License2018 - 2023
MI State Medical License2003 - 2016
NH State Medical License1991 - 2021
VT State Medical License1991 - 1992
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
Honorary FellowshipRoyal College of Surgeons, 2014
CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
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Varban, O. A., Hawasli, A. A., Carlin, A. M., Genaw, J. A., English, W. J., Dimick, J. B., Wood, M. H., Birkmeyer, J. D., Birkmeyer, N. J., Finks, J. F.> ;Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 2014 Jul 2