Jon Belsher, MD, is an accomplished business executive with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles with private sector companies, non-profit groups, and public sector organizations.
Over the course of his career, Jon has proven himself as an innovative, investigative forward-thinker who is passionate about identifying and creating new opportunities for business development and growth, market expansion, and disruptive solutions in the healthcare industry.
Jon Belsher is the President and Chief Operating Officer of UCI Medical Affiliates in Columbia, South Carolina. In this role, Jon is able to leverage his expertise in healthcare innovation and leadership as he helps steer UCI into a new era of healthcare excellence. His extensive and diverse background in leadership and disruptive innovation make him the ideal fit for UCI Medical Affiliates.
Jon Belsher formerly served as the Chief Medical Officer of MedSpring Urgent Care, an aggressively expanding urgent care company founded in 2011. With significant growth to over 42 centers across five large metropolitan markets, Jon’s experience exemplifies his competency and success in both the business and medical fields. He enjoys helping to reshape the healthcare industry through technological innovation and outside-the-box thinking. Jon Belsher is particularly drawn to innovations in mobile health technology, telehealth, artificial intelligence (AI), precision medicine, predictive analytics, volume to value transitions and risk.
Leading by example, Jon Belsher derives great satisfaction from working with dynamic, engaging, and intelligent colleagues who take pride in teamwork, healthy competition, and professional development. Engaged and energetic, Jon understands what it takes to lead large teams and talented individuals in a strategic direction. His ability to lead with integrity and respect has resulted in a high level of success for himself, his team and his organizations.
Moving forward, Jon Belsher is eager to contribute to highly visible and impactful organizations in the healthcare industry where he can continue to lead and encourage innovation, rapid growth, and disruptive thinking. With an innate ability to foster an environment of progression, collaboration, and teamwork, Jon understands what it takes to push organizations to new heights while simultaneously encouraging engagement in our communities outside of work.
Early in his career, Jon served as a liaison between the White House and the President and Vice President during the George W. Bush administration. He briefed and accompanied the President, Vice President, and other dignitaries on national and international trips as Advance Representative for the White House.
Following the White House, Jon set out for a career in healthcare. As a visionary leader, he wanted to help shepherd medicine through the vast changes underway today. The quote “leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others,” by John C. Maxwell, a speaker and author, perfectly describes Jon’s desires to help others in the scope of healthcare and philanthropy.
Jon attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, earning his Doctor of Medicine Degree, before completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ, and fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. During this time, Jon Belsher was awarded “Teacher of the Year” twice and the prestigious “Chief Fellow” award.
Over the course of his career, Jon Belsher has served as Staff Intensivist and Assistant Professor with Scott & White Healthcare; Director of Medical Operations for the start-up and for-profit company, WhiteGlove Health; and Chief Medical Officer for Extensor Health, a company focused on delivering specialist care via telemedicine.
Jon Belsher also served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing. As a Lieutenant Colonel, Jon Belsher actively managed flight surgeons, medical providers, physician assistants, and nurses. He credits his rapid climb through the military ranks to his strong leadership skills and prowess.
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