Chetan Aher, MD

Medical Director of General Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Vice Chair for Information Technologies
Section of Surgical Sciences

Dr. Chetan Aher is a General Surgeon, Vice Chair for Information Technologies in the Section of Surgical Sciences, Medical Director of General Surgery, and one of the HealthIT clinical directors.  Despite a background more rooted in operational leadership than informatics, he became a Physician Builder in late 2018 with the intent on fixing a singular workflow issue in his practice.  He now focuses much of his effort on improved surgeon workflows and efficiency, patient access issues, and improved Revenue Cycle processes. 

He is currently working on additions to the perioperative workflow to facilitate a Retro-Authorization process that Vanderbilt has not previously utilized.  This interfacing with insurance companies represents a major step forward in Vanderbilt’s ability to improve collections for services rendered.