With 25 years of experience as a practicing general surgeon, Jay provides a clinical perspective to Vizient and Sg2 consulting services related to quality, clinical and cost variation, operational efficiency, and strategy. He assists clients at an enterprise and service line level with integration and alignment of market performance, clinical quality and cost to support organizational success and service line optimization. Jay also serves as an advisor for Sg2’s surgery service line team.

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 BA from Haverford College in 1979 and 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.