June 5, 2023– HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading healthcare technology platform for workforce solutions, today announced that Dr. Alex Jahangir has joined its Board of Directors. He is a nationally recognized physician executive with extensive experience leading in an academic medical center, a metropolitan public health department, and a biotechnology company. Dr. Jahangir’s broad professional experience, command of business strategy, and national visibility strengthen the Board’s business capabilities and expertise.
Since the start of his career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and professor of orthopaedic surgery, medicine, and health policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Dr. Jahangir has consistently assumed greater levels of leadership over the last two decades. He is currently vice-president for business development, vice-chair of orthopaedic surgery, and director of orthopaedic trauma at VUMC, as well as the executive medical director of the Vanderbilt Trauma, Burn, and Emergency Surgery Patient Care Center. Among the numerous awards bestowed to Dr. Jahangir is the “American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Tipton Leadership Award.”
As a former member of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Health—where Dr. Jahangir served two terms as chair, he was named chair of the Metropolitan Nashville COVID-19 Taskforce at the onset of the pandemic. His leadership and success in spearheading Nashville’s response to the pandemic, along with his passion for public health, made him a sought-after expert in national media. In this capacity, he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business News, the Today Show, Meet the Press, and many other nationally broadcasted programs, while also being frequently featured in online and print media like the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times, among many other publications, podcasts, op-eds, and panel discussions.
Dr. Jahangir’s formal education extended beyond his Bachelor of Science degree from George Washington University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee to also include a Master of Management in Healthcare from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. His experience in business development is evident from the unique partnerships and coalitions that he has developed across his career. He is also a co-founder and a director of Pendant Biosciences, an advanced materials biotechnology startup, which has now entered into collaboration agreements with several top 10 pharmaceutical companies.
“Dr. Jahangir is a visionary leader in improving the delivery and quality of healthcare and has a deep understanding of and appreciation for the role of governance in supporting corporate strategy,” said Robert A. Frist, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, HealthStream. “We are delighted to have an individual of his prominence and commitment to public health join our Board. Given his distinguished career and leadership in healthcare, we expect that he will add a valuable perspective to Board discussions as he advises the Company.”
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Jahangir has served in leadership roles on numerous community-focused organizations, including the Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Corporation, Nashville Health, Adventure Science Center, and the University School of Nashville. He has been lauded for his community service with a multitude of awards, including the St. Jude Hospital Spirit of the Dream Award, the Nashville Public Education Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year.
HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM) is the healthcare industry’s largest ecosystem of platform-delivered workforce solutions that empowers healthcare professionals to do what they do best: deliver excellence in patient care. For more information about HealthStream, visit www.healthstream.com or call 800-521-0574.