Nassar Nizami is the Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Health, and Health Partners Plan, one of the nation’s fastest-growing academic health institutions. He is responsible for Jefferson’s information technology strategic plan, digital transformation initiative, cybersecurity, and enterprise data analytics strategy.
Prior to joining Jefferson, Nassar was VP, Deputy Information Systems at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In this role, he was responsible for all clinical systems and led the technology transformation of system hospitals. Previously, Nassar served at Yale-New Haven Health System in various roles, including the first Chief Information Security Officer for the entire health system.
Nassar is a member of Microsoft’s Higher Education Customer Advisory Board, Hospital and Health System Association of PA’s Data Strategy Advisory Board and Osage Venture Partners’ Technical Advisory Council. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including CHIME, HIMSS, ACHE, ISC2, and Gartner. Nassar is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences and has presented at events such as HIMSS, CHIME, AMGA, UBTech, Evanta, Gartner, and Becker’s Health.
Nassar is passionate about advancing healthcare, research and education through technology. He focuses on service excellence, innovation and customer experience – all of which he believes are essential for Jefferson’s success.
Nassar holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Master in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University.