Dr. Chad Mathis

Position: Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Chad Mathis was named an Alabama Policy Institute Distinguished Fellow in May 2021, and he has had a long, successful career helping people inside the operating room as well as in the business and policy realms.

Dr. Mathis is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who attended medical school and completed his residency at IU School of Medicine and Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then completed his fellowship at Lipscomb Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. He later moved to Birmingham and became a founding member and CEO of an orthopedic practice and commercial real estate company. During that time, he also received his healthcare MBA at the IU Kelley School of Business. He also received a certificate in Business Analytics from Harvard University. He eventually left clinical practice of medicine and served in several senior roles for medical device and healthcare IT companies.

During the pandemic, Dr. Mathis was asked to join the Immediate Office of the Secretary of the United States Health and Human Services and served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. Dr. Mathis worked on multiple projects during the public health emergency, including nursing home COVID-19 prevention and regulatory reform for quality and payment models.

Dr. Mathis has served as chairman and board member for multiple organizations fighting for conservative healthcare policies as well as school choice. Dr. Mathis has tirelessly advocated in both Washington D.C. and Montgomery for healthcare policies that benefit both patients and physicians and for education policies that give parents the right to choose the best educational environment for their children.

He lives in Birmingham with his wife, Angela, and they have two children, Abigail and Benjamin.

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