As an innovative healthcare executive, and visionary leader, Jon Belsher, MD, has an over twenty-year history of success in private and public sectors, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Jon currently serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of UCI Medical Affiliates in Columbia, South Carolina. Jon Belsher is uniquely equipped through his many years of leadership and healthcare experience to lead UCI Medical Affiliates into a new era of healthcare excellence.
Previously, Jon Belsher served as the Chief Medical Officer of MedSpring Urgent Care for over six years. Founded in 2011 with growth to over 42 centers across five large metropolitan markets, the opportunity offered Jon an amazing journey from conception to operation of a company that now serves hundreds of thousands of people nationally. Foremost in Jon’s mind was to help build a company that increased healthcare access, drove down costs, and served every patient in a manner consistent with what he would want for his family and loved ones. He was able to use this experience to build a powerful repertoire of skills that he now employs at UCI Medical Affiliates.
From an early age, Jon Belsher displayed an ability to be a natural leader. Born in Palo Alto, California, Jon was the eldest of four boys. When his father, a physician, passed away at the young age of 50, Jon bridged the gap between his deceased father and his three brothers by assuming the head of the family. In addition, early in his career and during the President George W. Bush administration, Jon served as a liaison between the White House and the public. Jon briefed and accompanied principals and other dignitaries on national and international trips as an Advance Representative for the White House.
Business Development and Growth
After receiving his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern, Jon Belsher completed his residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ, and fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. During this time, Jon was awarded “Teacher of the Year” twice and the prestigious “Chief Fellow.”
During Jon Belsher’s military career, he served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing. As a Lieutenant Colonel, Jon was second-in-command of the largest Air National Guard Medical Group in the country, where he actively managed flight surgeons, medical providers, physician assistants and nurses. His rapid climb within the military ranks is a testament to his leadership skills and prowess.
Additional positions held by Jon Belsher include 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.
Mentors & Influencers
Jon attributes his success to the many mentors and influencers in his life, including his father and Dr. Frank Maddux, Chief Medical Officer of Fresenius Medical Care North America. As an innovative and “outside the box” problem solver, Jon Belsher admires and strives to learn unconventional means for continuous improvements from executives like Elon Musk.
While Jon Belsher is an expert at blending the demands and overcoming the challenges of the healthcare and business industries to ensure optimal quality of care and profitability, he gained compassion for all mankind, regardless of circumstance, by serving as Staff Physician for the non-profit Health Care for the Homeless.
Jon Belsher’s compassion and goodwill are also evident by his former community involvement and positions held as a Clinical Director and Clinical Advisory Committee Member for Special Olympics and former Big Brother for the United Way.
On a more personal level, Jon considers his proudest achievement to be the birth of his children. He currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife, daughter and son.