John W. Beard, MD
APSF Board of Directors APSF Newsletter Editorial Board APSF Committee on Technology APSF Corporate Advisory Council APSF Patient Safety Priorities Advisory Group - Clinical Deterioration, Chair
John “JW” Beard, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of GE Healthcare – Life Care Solutions (LCS). JW is responsible for contributing clinical expertise to strategic business processes including innovation, clinical evidence generation, health economics and outcomes research, and scientific communication. He brings the voice of the patient and clinician to all levels of the organization and represents LCS externally as the primary medical executive. JW was previously at ICU Medical Inc., where most recently he served as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining GE, Beard was in clinical practice for fifteen years, including roles in pre-admission clinics, operating rooms, and labor and delivery units. During his practice, Beard led multiple quality improvement initiatives and held leadership positions including Chairman and Medical Director of the Department of Anesthesia. His clinical experience has been enriched by providing volunteer medical care in the Americas, Asia, and Africa.