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Tim Porter-O’Grady

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Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady has been involved in health care for 48 years.

Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady has been involved in health care for 48 years and has held roles from staff nurse to senior executive in a variety of health care settings. Tim is currently senior partner of an international healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta specializing in health futures, organizational innovation, conflict and change, as well as complex health service delivery models. He is noted for his work on professional governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures. As Professor of Practice and leadership scholar at Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, he co-lead the implementation of the new Masters, PhD and DNP tracks in Health Innovation; He was also Clinical Professor and Leadership Scholar at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in the DNP program and is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and a clinical professor at Emory University, School Nursing, Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Porter-O’Grady holds graduate degrees in clinical leadership, 2 earned doctorates; one in learning behavior and a second in organizational and systems leadership. In addition, he received a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from the Medical University of Ohio. He is multi-board certified as a nurse executive; and advanced practitioner (APRN-CNS) in gerontology, and as a board certified wound specialist. Tim is also certified by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator and arbitrator. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is a clinical Fellow in the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. He practices in the Mercy Care Street Medicine Program in Atlanta.

Tim has published extensively in health care with over 200 professional journal articles and 26 books and is an 9-time winner of the AJN Healthcare Book of the Year Award. He has consulted internationally with over 600 institutions and has lectured in over 1000 settings world-wide. He has held offices in professional associations and national and community boards such as the vice chair of the governing board of Catholic Health East, governor with Sigma Theta Tau International, president of AID Atlanta, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation, and Chair of the American Nurse’s Foundation just to name a few. Among a number of honors, Tim has been recognized by the American Organization of Nurse Executives with their Lifetime Achievement Award; by the American Nurses Association with its Luther Christman Award and received the President’s Award from the American Academy of Nursing.

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