Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine -

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Bio

Dr. Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA is the Chief Medical Information Officer for The University of Utah Health. She joined the UUH team in March of 2019.

Prior to joining the University of Utah Health team, she was the Chief Medical Information Officer and Interim Chief Population Health Officer for The University of Iowa Health Care. She joined the faculty of the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine in August of 2015, after serving as Associate Medical Director for Stanford Health Care’s University Healthcare Alliance. Dr. Hightower received her Medical Degree, as well as a Master of Public Health, from the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine, followed by residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

As UIHC’s Chief Medical Information Officer, she has lead or collaborated a number of initiatives ranging from EMR optimization and usability, introduction of new technology and population health initiatives, quality reporting and process improvement. She strives to “leave no one behind” with a team-based approach to supporting all members of the healthcare community to achieve professional fulfillment in our rapidly changing digital healthcare environment.

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Management
M.B.A.
Internship/Residency University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Intern/Resident
Internship/Residency University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern/Resident
Graduate Training University of Rochester School of Medicine
M.P.H.
Professional Medical University of Rochester School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Cornell University
Science and Technology Studies
B.A.