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Scott C. Rissmiller

Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive

Scott Rissmiller, M.D., is the enterprise executive vice president and chief physician executive for Atrium Health, one of the largest non-profit and leading academic health systems in the United States. As a member of the executive leadership team, he is responsible for the clinical enterprise, which consists of over 6,000 employed and aligned physicians. Rissmiller has implemented processes and standards designed to make Atrium Health the “Best Place to Care” for physicians, APP’s and nurses.

Rissmiller is widely regarded as a leader in the field of telemedicine. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, he assembled and oversaw a team of operational and medical experts to create the Atrium Health Hospital at Home – a virtual hospital created in less than three weeks’ time to house COVID patients, keeping tens of thousands of patients out of the hospitals to receive care instead in the comfort of their own home. Rissmiller also led the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to the communities served by Atrium Health, ensuring easy access for diverse, underserved and rural populations. Under his guidance, Atrium Health provided a national model for outreach to underserved communities and communities of color – including the elimination of disparities in COVID-19 testing – and establishing a public-private partnership to hold mass vaccination events.

With more than 20 years of experience, Rissmiller first joined Atrium Health for his residency at its flagship, Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte. He also previously served as a hospitalist, leading the creation of the Carolinas Hospitalist Group and served as its president and as the system’s deputy chief physician executive.

Rissmiller serves on the board of directors for NC MedAssist, which helps ensure access to prescription medicines for underserved and uninsured populations. He’s also a board member of Atrium Health At Home Charlotte, which has an emphasis on home health, and is past vice-chairman of the board of directors for Carolinas Physician Alliance. In addition, Rissmiller serves on the board for Riley’s Catch and is a member of the University of Georgia Magill Society.

Rissmiller’s expertise and insights are in frequent demand by local and national media, including Fox News, Bloomberg TV and The Wall Street Journal. In 2021, he was named one of the nation’s Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare. He was also previously named a Top 10 Hospitalist, nationally, by the American College of Physicians, to Business North Carolina Magazine’s Best Doctors list and Charlotte Magazine’s Top Doctor.

Rissmiller earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgia Medical College at the University of Georgia.

Scott C. Rissmiller

Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive

Scott Rissmiller, M.D., is the enterprise executive vice president and chief physician executive for Atrium Health, one of the largest non-profit and leading academic health systems in the United States. As a member of the executive leadership team, he is responsible for the clinical enterprise, which consists of over 6,000 employed and aligned physicians. Rissmiller has implemented processes and standards designed to make Atrium Health the “Best Place to Care” for physicians, APP’s and nurses.

Rissmiller is widely regarded as a leader in the field of telemedicine. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, he assembled and oversaw a team of operational and medical experts to create the Atrium Health Hospital at Home – a virtual hospital created in less than three weeks’ time to house COVID patients, keeping tens of thousands of patients out of the hospitals to receive care instead in the comfort of their own home. Rissmiller also led the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to the communities served by Atrium Health, ensuring easy access for diverse, underserved and rural populations. Under his guidance, Atrium Health provided a national model for outreach to underserved communities and communities of color – including the elimination of disparities in COVID-19 testing – and establishing a public-private partnership to hold mass vaccination events.

With more than 20 years of experience, Rissmiller first joined Atrium Health for his residency at its flagship, Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte. He also previously served as a hospitalist, leading the creation of the Carolinas Hospitalist Group and served as its president and as the system’s deputy chief physician executive.

Rissmiller serves on the board of directors for NC MedAssist, which helps ensure access to prescription medicines for underserved and uninsured populations. He’s also a board member of Atrium Health At Home Charlotte, which has an emphasis on home health, and is past vice-chairman of the board of directors for Carolinas Physician Alliance. In addition, Rissmiller serves on the board for Riley’s Catch and is a member of the University of Georgia Magill Society.

Rissmiller’s expertise and insights are in frequent demand by local and national media, including Fox News, Bloomberg TV and The Wall Street Journal. In 2021, he was named one of the nation’s Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare. He was also previously named a Top 10 Hospitalist, nationally, by the American College of Physicians, to Business North Carolina Magazine’s Best Doctors list and Charlotte Magazine’s Top Doctor.

Rissmiller earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgia Medical College at the University of Georgia.

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