Gregory J. Esper, MD, MBA

Gregory J. Esper, MD, MBA

Gregory J. Esper, MD, MBA is currently Professor & Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurology. He is the Vice President of Lean Promotion and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Emory Healthcare, and leads Emory’s system-wide telehealth initiatives. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University, completed neurology residency at Washington University St. Louis, and finished clinical neurophysiology fellowship and a clinical research fellowship in Electrical Impedance Myography at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School in 2009, and is Affiliate Professor of Business at Goizueta. Clinically, Dr. Esper sees patients with general neurology conditions, including but not limited to headache, neuromuscular diseases, neuroinflammatory diseases, and the like. Dr. Esper serves the American Academy of Neurology as the Chair of the Health Services Research subcommittee, and he chaired the AAN’s Navigating Health Reform Task Force for the AAN in 2012. He publishes and lectures nationally on such topics as electronic health record implementation, medical economics, and health care reform, and internationally on health care leadership and talent management.

Academic Profile


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

TeleHealth Medical Panel


A discussion of telehealth from practitioner and patient perspectives: how the tools are being received by physicians and patients. We’ll compare a patient’s clinical experience with a televisit versus in-office care, referencing pros and cons of each, based on the varied settings of our speakers. We’ll discuss security and privacy issues and examine how telehealth […]