Keith Fernandez, MD LinkedIn

National Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Keith Fernandez currently serves as National Chief Clinical Officer, after previously serving as Senior Physician Executive upon joining Privia Health in 2016.

Prior to joining Privia, Dr. Fernandez served as President and Physician-in-Chief of the Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD), Chief Medical Officer of the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization, and chairman of MHMD’s Clinical Programs Committee. In those roles he developed a robust clinic integration program with over 2,000 physicians (90% in private practice) and over 50 physician led committees providing quality, safety and vendor governance for Memorial Hermann. Dr. Fernandez spearheaded the development of MHMD’s Patient Centered Medical Homes and Care Management program that formed the bedrock of the most financially successful Medicare Shared Savings Program for 3 years, running with over 180 million dollars in shared savings, as well as multiple high performance commercial ACO, Medicare Advantage and risk based contracts.

Dr. Fernandez is a member of the Joint Commission Stakeholder Group on Clinically Integrated Networks, AHA Blue Ribbon Panel on Physician Governance, Texas Medical Association Committee on Accountable Care and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He currently has a faculty appointment as Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas. He has spoken and conducted retreats across the country for physician organizations, hospital systems, business coalitions with an emphasis on new models of care, building trust and the need for physician leadership in all areas of health care.

Born in Spokane, WA, Dr. Fernandez began his education at Florida State University and the University of South Florida before receiving his medical doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Ebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology and has been in private practice for over 34 years.