"Treat the patient as if they were your mother, father, or child."

Jeff Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC

Dr. Jeffrey Guy is the Corporate Vice President of Care Process Design at HCA Healthcare, a healthcare giant with 186 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care spanning 21 states and the United Kingdom. He developed this multidisciplinary department at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering scalable, state-of-the-art solutions to complex clinical problems.

In a tribute to his lasting impact on medical education, the Lynch-Guy Award for Excellence in Teaching was established in his honor by Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine in 2023. Further solidifying his reputation as an innovator, he received the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for National Level Innovation and the 2019 Red Hat Innovation Award for his transformative work in Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy.

With a robust commitment to research, Dr. Guy founded the HCA Center for Trauma and Acute Care Research, a hub that orchestrates multidisciplinary research activities across HCA’s expansive trauma network. He also spearheads HCA’s extramural health policy research programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and multiple national healthcare payers.

Prior to these roles, Dr. Guy served as the Division Chief Medical Officer for HCA’s TriStar Division, a sizable health system encompassing 20 hospitals in Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky. He was also the Chief Medical Officer at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, where his leadership significantly elevated clinical performance and patient care standards.

Dr. Guy obtained his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University and completed his general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General. His post-graduate training involved multiple fellowships in trauma surgery research, surgical critical care, and burn surgery, further punctuated by the prestigious Charles Fox Burn Fellowship from the American Burn Association.

Dr. Guy holds a Master’s in Management in Healthcare from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management and a Master’s Degree in Physiology. Before joining HCA, he served in critical roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including Director of the Regional Burn Center and Acute Operative Services.