Senior Vice President, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System
President, Atlantic Medical Group
Since Atlantic Medical Group’s founding, Steven Sheris has had one goal – create a national model for a physician-governed, professionally-managed medical group. With his leadership, we are well on our way to achieving this milestone. Atlantic Health System’s physician enterprise is currently New Jersey’s largest integrated multispecialty group within a health care system.
Central to this success is a commitment to creating healthier communities, driving patient-centered care and achieving superior clinical outcomes. Dr. Sheris continually challenges his team – which includes more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, along with operations and support staff – to find new ways to improve the patient experience. The recent implementation of a single electronic health record, known as Epic, throughout Atlantic Medical Group has also been a key element in increasing collaboration, communication and efficiency among providers.
Among many growth strategies, Dr. Sheris has developed attractive opportunities for providers to participate in Atlantic Health System’s clinically integrated network and has overseen the creation of several models of economic partnership with physicians. He also works closely with our accountable care organizations to refine the infrastructure and competency in population health management and advanced payment models, prerequisites to success in value-based reimbursement systems.
Dr. Sheris strongly believes in leading from the front and problem solving at the practice level, which is why he continues his community-based cardiology practice, Associates in Cardiovascular Disease in New Providence, New Jersey. Prior to assuming his current role in 2016, he was co-chair of the Atlantic Medical Group’s Board of Directors and Chief of Cardiology at Overlook Medical Center.
After graduating from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Sheris completed his internal medicine residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and his cardiology fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. He also served on active duty in the United States Navy for 13 years until 2001, achieving the rank of Commander during that time.
A Thank You 20 Years in the Making
At a recent American Hospital Association meeting, Dr. Sheris reflected on his time as a member of Colin Powell's health care team and the motivational power of thanking others for their service.