John Danaher, M.D.
John Danaher, M.D.
Dr. John Danaher was named president, Adtalem Medical and Veterinary in August 2021.
He is responsible for all operational and financial aspects of Adtalem’s world-class medical and veterinary education institutions including the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. In his role, Danaher is responsible for the schools’ strategy and operations, including academic programs, campus and clinical operations and admissions.
Prior to joining Adtalem, Danaher served in various leadership roles at Elsevier, a global healthcare information company since 2013. Most recently, he served as the president of Elsevier's Clinical Solutions division, a global business that provides advanced clinical decision support, data and analytics, and clinical process improvements to healthcare systems. Since taking over as president in 2017, Danaher played a significant role in the turnaround strategy of the business by refocusing its strategy, redesigning the organization and attracting top talent to key roles. Before leading the Clinical Solutions group, Danaher served as Elsevier’s president of education with a focus on nursing and healthcare content. In that role, Danaher led the transformation from a traditional global publishing company into a digital content leader. He built and launched several industry-leading digital learning platforms that utilize advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics, to generate insightful content for diverse stakeholders ranging from students and educators to institutions and employers.
Prior to joining Elsevier, Danaher served as president, The Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing at Kaplan University from 2009 to 2013. In this role, Danaher oversaw the schools’ hybrid operating models of online and in-person learning and successfully integrated more than 20 separate online and in-person programs under one organization.
Earlier in his career, Danaher held several other leadership positions including executive vice president, Discovery Communications; instructor, internal medicine at Harvard Medical School; instructor, health policy at Harvard School of Public Health; and executive vice president, Web MD.