Bryce Gartland, MD

Hospital Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations, Emory Healthcare
Bryce Gartland


Bryce Gartland, MD, is Hospital Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations for Emory Healthcare, a role in which he is accountable for overall performance and achievement at all of Emory Healthcare's eleven hospitals, system shared clinical services, and serves as a core member of Emory Healthcare's strategic team. He formerly served as CEO of Emory University Hospital, Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital and Emory Wesley Woods Hospital.

Dr. Gartland joined Emory as a physician in 2005 practicing in hospital medicine. He has held several leadership roles in his specialty area and hospital operations. In 2012, Dr. Gartland assumed the position of COO at Emory University Hospital, serving in that role till mid-2015, when he was named CEO. He has played key roles in numerous accomplishments, including the hospital's stellar University HealthSystem Consortium rankings for quality and safety achievements, Magnet accreditation for nursing excellence, and the successful treatment of four patients diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.

In 2014, Dr. Gartland was named one of Modern Healthcare's Up & Comers. The annual list showcases 12 health care professionals, ages 40 and under, who have shown leadership qualities and business acumen that stand out among their peers, colleagues and hospital administrators.

Beyond his institutional service, Dr. Gartland is active as a hospitalist leader, recognized as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine and sitting on the several national committees including the Board for the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is a recognized national expert speaking on patient flow, intentional care model design, and the interface of clinical care & healthcare financing. Dr. Gartland received his B.A. in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. He then obtained his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he practiced prior to joining Emory in 2005.