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Rodney V. Pugh, MD | Chief Medical Officer (Interim)

As MedStream’s Chief Medical Officer (interim), Dr. Pugh is responsible for the overall communication and engagement with the company’s Medical Directors to provide leadership and oversight for new and prospective client facilities, as well as working proactively with our Chief Clinical Officer and Client Services team to develop strategies for our practice sites. He also supports the company’s anesthesiologist recruiting efforts.

Prior to stepping into the CMO role, Dr. Pugh garnered a wealth of experience in the field on both the clinical and administrative leadership sides. In addition to serving as a Regional Medical Director for MedStream for 7 years, Dr. Pugh also served in leadership roles including President and Chair of Asheville Anesthesia Associates/AllCare during his 26 years with the group, was President of the Buncombe County Medical Society and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Further, Dr. Pugh was a Board member of the NC State College of Science Foundation.  

After earning a BS in Zoology from North Carolina State University, Dr. Pugh went on to earn his Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, later completing his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. The father of two grown children, Dr. Pugh resides in Asheville, NC, with his wife Laura. 


  • Anesthesiologist, AllCare Clinical Associates, P.A. 1990-2017
  • Anesthesiology Internship and Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Member of AMA, North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists, AS and Buncombe County Medical Society
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