Jay provides thought leadership and shapes Sg2’s editorial perspective and vision for service line optimization in surgery, integrating strategies for market performance, clinical quality and cost. He plays a key role in the creation of publications, conference materials, course materials and webinars focused on surgery. He also delivers and facilitates client on-site presentations and educational sessions on these core intelligence areas. Jay comes to Sg2 with more than 25 years of experience as a practicing general surgeon.

Prior to joining Sg2, Jay was a faculty member at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM), where he served as a professor of surgery. He was also an attending surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he provided clinical expertise and leadership in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Jay served as chief of surgical services at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL, from 2005 to 2014. In this role, he provided administrative, clinical and financial oversight to ~70 clinicians and staff who performed ~3,200 operations and ~21,000 outpatient visits per year.

Jay received his MD from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1983. He completed his general surgery residency training at NUFSM in 1989. He also holds a master of business administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a master of health professions education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.