Chief Medical Officer
AIM Specialty Health
540 Lake Cook Road, Suite 300
Deerfield, IL 60015-5289
Susan Nedza, MD, serves as chief medical officer at AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). As a member of the executive team, Dr. Nedza’s role includes leading the ongoing development of AIM’s Clinical Guidelines, ensuring the clinical integrity of AIM solutions, contributing to the vision of the company’s business strategy, and directing a team of clinical experts.
Dr. Nedza’s broad experience as a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), senior executive at the American Medical Association (AMA), and as a health information technology executive has given her a unique vantage point of the confluence of clinical care, health care delivery systems, and health care policy. While at the CMS, she led efforts to implement the Medicare drug benefit at the regional level and designed and implemented the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (now the PQRS). As a regional medical director, Dr. Nedza worked as a liaison with state oncology societies. At the AMA, she was responsible for the development of cross-specialty performance measures that have been widely adopted by the CMS as well as private health plans. Through the Physician Consortium Performance Improvement initiative, which generates measures used in pay for performance programs, Dr. Nedza developed performance measures for incentive-based purchasing programs.
Dr. Nedza is an adjunct associate professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. She has served as a member of panels at the Institute of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Joint Commission and most recently at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
She received her bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Gannon University and her doctorate from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nedza also completed the Executive Master’s Program at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.