As CMO, Dr. Tony Blair will oversee clinical operations and serve as a liaison between administration, medical staff, employees, and other healthcare leaders. In addition, he will maintain a part-time internal medicine practice.
“The search for a CMO was a thoughtful, thorough process,” shares Board President Carol Morcos, MD, “We are extremely excited to welcome Dr. Blair to our leadership team; he is the right person for the job. He brings to the position experience and expertise that will help us navigate the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.” CEO James Kaech echoes Dr. Morcos’ enthusiasm, “Dr. Blair is an experienced physician leader with a style that is democratic, analytical, and team-oriented. He is respected for his ability to listen without bias, focus on strategic issues, and build consensus.”
Dr. Blair is board certified in internal medicine. He is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE), a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM), and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). Dr. Blair completed in 2021 an Executive Master of Healthcare Administration. He most recently served as Medical Director of the Salem Health Medical Group Adult Hospitalist Program in Salem, Oregon. Dr. Blair has previously practiced in Minnesota, South Dakota, and New Mexico.
The Corvallis Clinic is an independent, physician-led medical group, a comprehensive multi-specialty organization serving Benton, Linn, and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified physicians and advanced clinical professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As one of the largest employers in the area, The Clinic has more than 600 employees.