Tim Porter-O’Grady

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Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN has been involved in health care for 42 years and has held roles from staff nurse to senior executive in a variety of health care settings. Tim is currently senior partner of an international healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta specializing in health futures, organizational innovation, conflict and change, as well as complex health service delivery models. He is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures. As associate professor and leadership scholar at Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, he has co-lead the implementation of the new Masters, PhD and DNP tracks in Health Innovation; He is visiting Professor in the hybrid DNP Program at University of Maryland, and is an adjunct professor at Lakehead University, School of Public Health, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Porter-O'Grady holds graduate degrees in clinical leadership, 2 earned doctorates; one in learning behavior and a second in organizational and systems leadership. In addition, he received a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from the Medical University of Ohio. He has done post-doctoral work in aging and is board certified as a nurse executive, in advanced practice in gerontology and as a wound specialist. Tim is also certified by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator and arbitrator.

Tim has published extensively in health care with over 175 professional journal articles and 21 books and is an 8-time winner of the AJN Healthcare Book of the Year Award. He has consulted internationally with over 500 institutions and has lectured in over 1000 settings internationally. He has held a number of offices in professional associations and national and community boards such as the vice chair of the governing board of Catholic Health East, governor with Sigma Theta Tau International, president of AID Atlanta, and the STT International Foundation, just to name a few.