Dr. Chavis has more than 38 years experience in various healthcare positions. He served as vice president Medical Affairs and patient safety officer of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, from 2002 through 2013.
In 2013, Dr. Chavis was appointed vice president, enterprise chief medical officer for Community Hospital Foundation. He serves as chief medical officer for a number of subsidiary organizations including Aspire Health Plan, Community Health Innovations, Community Practice Resources, and Peninsula Primary Care. He also has responsibility for physician contracting, recruiting, and leadership development.
Dr. Chavis is a delegate of the Regional Policy Board 9 of the American Hospital Association, a member of the California Hospital Association board of trustees, and serves as the chairperson of the California Hospital Association Center for Hospital Medical Executives. He was formerly senior vice president, regional chief medical officer, for a six-hospital region of Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health), vice president of Medical Affairs at Phoenix Memorial Hospital, and associate medical director at Tucson Medical Center.
He completed fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Michigan before establishing a clinical practice in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his internal medicine residency at LDS Hospital. Dr. Chavis obtained his MD degree at Creighton University, where he received honors for superior scholastic achievement.
In 2011, Dr. Chavis was named Healthcare Administrator of the Year by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC).