David B. Pryor, MD, is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension. In this role he provides the senior clinical leadership across Ascension. He also provides the senior leadership for the Ascension Clinical Research Initiative. From 2001 to 2011 he was the Chief Medical Officer of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in the U.S.
Prior to joining Ascension Health, Dr. Pryor was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Allina Health System in Minneapolis. Prior to Allina, Dr. Pryor was President of the New England Medical Center Hospitals in Boston.
Dr. Pryor spent the first 15 years of his career at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he served as Director of the cardiology consultation service, the section of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Duke Database for Cardiovascular Disease, and clinical program development.
Dr. Pryor graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and did his medicine training at Pennsylvania Hospital, and his cardiology fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Pryor has participated on numerous national and international committees. He has authored over 250 publications.
In addition to his position at Ascension, Dr. Pryor’s academic appointments include Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.