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Robert Hentz
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Jan 2017

Douglas Pogue, MD, Named President, BJC Medical Group

Douglas Pogue, MD, has been named president for the BJC Medical Group. Dr. Pogue will step into his new role on February 1, 2017.

Dr. Pogue has been an active member and leader of the BJC Medical Group for the past 18 years, most recently as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, responsible for providing clinical leadership to nearly 500 employed providers in more than 100 practice sites and to five hospital-based hospitalist programs, with continued focus on improving patient experience, safety and quality across the care continuum. He serves on numerous leadership and operational committees related to the selection and implementation of the EPIC electronic health record, and has been active in working with 85 of our new provider colleagues in the Memorial Medical Group, developing relationships and infrastructure to facilitate best practice sharing across the medical group platform.

In addition to his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pogue serves as the Medical Director of the BJC Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Chairman of the BJC Medical Group Advisory Board and as the executive physician leader of the BJC Medical Group Physician Leadership Committee. He also has been active in the BJC Collaborative, working with our regional colleagues on the Collaborative Care Management Resources population health initiative. Prior to his various executive leadership roles, Dr. Pogue maintained a thriving internal medicine practice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center for 16 years, serving as Associate Chief of Medicine from 2010 through 2016, and as NFL Team Physician for the St. Louis Rams from 2000 through 2012.

Dr. Pogue brings significant public policy experience to the role of BJC Medical Group President. He is a member of the National Association of ACOs, serving on the National Technology and Analytics Committee, and has active dialogue with physician leaders at CMS. He has served on the Missouri Medicaid Task Force, participated in the Washington Health Policy Fellowship Program and served on the Presidential Task Force on National Healthcare Reform.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Pogue has been active in the community with a focus on the growth and development of young people through teaching, year-round mentoring relationships, camps in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Missouri, and free health care services and counseling.

Dr. Pogue earned his medical degree in 1995 from Washington University in St. Louis, and his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Ohio. Demonstrating leadership abilities from the beginning, he served as chief resident at the University of Maryland Medical System during his medical residency.

As president of the BJC Medical Group, Dr. Pogue will have responsibility and authority to provide leadership, direction and administration for all aspects of the medical group’s day-to-day operations, including ensuring compliance with established goals and objectives; providing high quality, cost-effective health care services; and reshaping the ambulatory and hospital-based practices to succeed at accountable care and population health. He will also coordinate efforts with BJC hospital chief medical officers and with clinical leadership within the Chief Clinical Officer’s team.


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