Dr. DeShazer has been a director on the board of Adtalem since March 2021.
Dr. DeShazer currently serves as the director of clinical products at Google where he helps lead the design and implementation of an intelligent suite of tools that help healthcare providers deliver better patient care. Prior to this role, DeShazer served as the senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) of Highmark, Inc., one of the largest insurance organizations in the U.S from 2017 to 2021. In this role, he oversaw the company’s clinical strategy, overall medical leadership and provided oversight of Highmark, Inc.'s strategic direction and processes related to health care quality, efficiency and cost improvement. Additionally, as the CMO for the primary division of Highmark Health, DeShazer also interacted regularly with the smaller health system division, Allegheny Health Network, as well as Penn State Health, a large academic health system governed jointly by Penn State University and Highmark Health through a significant minority ownership investment. Prior to Highmark, DeShazer has served for more than 25 years in various executive leadership roles overseeing medical informatics, quality improvement, medical management and care delivery redesign across several organizations, including: a leading U.S. healthcare system, Baycare; health insurance companies, Humana and Highmark; and at the leading integrated health organization, Kaiser Permanente.