M3 Executive Search Announces Dr. David J. Ballard as Chief Clinical Advisor

Dallas, TX M3 Executive Search, one of the fastest growing healthcare executive search firms in the United States, is pleased to announce Dr. David J. Ballard as Chief Clinical Advisor.

David J. Ballard, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., M.B.A., is a global healthcare executive with proven expertise in improving healthcare value and organizational financial performance, while providing international thought leadership. Dr. Ballard was recognized by Becker’s four consecutive years as one of the top 50 experts leading the field of Patient Safety, is the past President of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare and received in 2008 and 2019 the Distinguished Alumnus awards from the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, respectively. Widely recognized as a global scholar in healthcare quality and value, his two books on healthcare quality leadership received Shingo Awards for their contributions to operational excellence.

Dr. Ballard previously served as Chief Quality Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest healthcare system in Texas (1999-2018), during which time under his leadership the organization received both the Leapfrog Patient-Centered Care Award and the National Quality Forum Healthcare Award.  Previously, David served in leadership roles at Emory University (1994-1999), University of Virginia (1991-1994) and Mayo Clinic (1986-1991), after completing degrees in economics, epidemiology and medicine at the University of North Carolina where he was a John Motley Morehead Scholar and training in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Ballard continues to serve as Healthcare Policy Section Editor for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, completed in 2021 an MBA with Honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and serves on the boards of several global health care companies, including as a Director and Audit Committee member for Mentice (MNTC.ST), the world’s leading endovascular simulation performance solutions company.

“I am excited to join M3 Executive Search as Chief Clinical Advisor,” says Dr. Ballard, “I accepted this role because I am passionate about companies dedicated to improving value in healthcare.  M3 Executive Search has an incredible team that executes at a high level, while providing executive search firm services at a much more reasonable cost to healthcare clients than other companies in this sector.   I have been a candidate and a client over my career as a physician executive, and I am impressed with the M3 Executive accomplishments.”

“It is an honor to have Dr. Ballard join our team,” says Steve Marsh, CEO of M3 Executive Search. “Dr Ballard’s experience from executive positions in both large health systems and academic institutions will significantly benefit our clients and candidates.”

M3 Executive Search is based in Dallas, Texas.  M3 Executive is a subsidiary of M3 USA, Inc., a $200+M healthcare services company with subsidiaries in clinical and executive search, research/clinical trials, healthcare software solutions, and healthcare marketing.   Sister companies include The Medicus Firm, PracticeMatch, and Wake Research.