Advisory Committee Member 2018
Chief Information Officer
Areas of Expertise
Risk Assessment Tools; Cybersecurity Leadership; Managing Implementation
There’s always a better way — and this philosophy couldn’t ring more true for Chris Downs. As the Senior Vice President of Information Technology Services & Innovation, Chris ensures Laser Spine Institute’s technology aligns with strategic programs, projects and initiatives to make our nationwide facilities run smoothly.
After seeing his father’s experience in health care, Chris realized how important it is to have efficient systems and processes in place. With more than 20+ years of experience in information systems, process improvement and strategic management, he enhances Laser Spine Institute’s medical experience for our patients and teammates.
He earned his Master of Business Administration from Marquette University and is a certified Project Management Professional. Chris also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin.
Chris's experience includes reputable organizations such as Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Impact Advisors and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He is also a member of the College of Information Health Executives (CHIME), Project Management Institute (PMI), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and has presented nationally/regionally for these organizations. Chris currently serves as a founding board member of the Tampa chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM).
Even with a comprehensive and varied background, Chris’s career always remains aligned with his own core values. He strives to change lives for the better — and that’s what led him to Laser Spine Institute’s compassionate culture and patient-centered care.