Dr. Harry Sax is a board-certified surgeon and an expert in complex, progressive hospital environments, health system service lines, specialty surgery programs, and in quality, patient safety, and clinical transformation.
In Harry's role as an XCO Partner, he brings strategic, operational and clinical expertise along with proven experience drawn from his multi-layered roles as physician, surgeon and health system executive career. Since 2011, he has been a Professor and the Executive Vice Chair of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, leading development and implementation of quality, safety, process improvement, and revenue enhancement strategies. He oversees the Department of Surgery, comprised of more than 300 medical staff, and is the Senior Physician Liaison for the Cedars-Sinai Clinical Transformation Initiative where he created and co-chaired the High Value Care Committee. Prior to his role at Cedars-Sinai, Harry served as the Surgeon in Chief for The Miriam Hospital (TMH) in Rhode Island and, simultaneously, as Professor of Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Before that, he worked in several chief of surgery roles at the University of Rochester School of Medicine (UR Medicine) and its flagship facility, Strong Memorial Hospital.
As an XCO expert partner, in 2016 Harry presented at ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. Also, in 2019 he supported the design and facilitation for the Asante 2019 Board Retreat in Oregon, working as a liaison to align board members with the health system's lead physicians.
Harry completed his master's degree in healthcare management at Harvard School of Public Health. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In March 2020, he became the California-Southern California Regent for ACHE, serving a 3-year term.
In 2018, Harry joined the Strategy Advantage team as an XCO Partner. In this role, he is available as a 1:1 executive-to-executive partner for leaders changing healthcare.