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Maia Hightower

CMO, Clinical Assist. Prof., Univ. of IA Health Care


Dr. Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA is the Chief Medical Information Officer for The University of Iowa Health Care. She joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine in August of 2015, after serving as Associate Medical Director for Stanford Health Care/University Healthcare Alliance. Dr. Hightower received her medical degree, as well as a Master of Public Health, from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Dr. Hightower’s professional interests include clinical informatics, clinical decision making and the evolution of medical care in the digital era. She believes that diverse teams create and innovate. Her drive is to advance the work of clinicians, researchers, educators and learners by providing health information technology tools, processes, and systems they need to thrive in this new digital era of medicine. She teaches and speaks nationally on a wide range of topics including clinical informatics, diversity in healthcare IT, and building physician resilience.