Our Leaders at Baptist Medical Group

Mark Swanson, MD

Vice President, Baptist Physician Enterprise and CEO, Baptist Medical Group

Mark Swanson, MDDr. Mark Swanson serves as Baptist Memorial Health Care's vice president of physician enterprise and CEO of Baptist Medical Group, Baptist's 500-member multispecialty physician group. He joined Baptist in March 2014 as chief quality officer.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Swanson earned a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his pediatric residency training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, and accepted a fellowship in pediatric critical care and anesthesia at the Children's Hospital at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Before coming to Baptist, Dr. Swanson spent 28 years at Orlando Health, an eight-hospital, not-for-profit health care system. Most recently, he served as chief quality officer of the organization's physician group and physician clinical integration initiative. Before that, he was chief medical officer of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, medical director of the Nemours Children's Clinic, medical director of pediatric services for the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women and pediatrician-in-chief of the Nemours Children's Clinic.

Robert Vest

Chief Operating Officer

Robert Vest Robert Vest (STET) has been with Baptist since 2008. Prior to becoming chief operating officer, he served as executive director of physician acquisitions and development. In that role, Robert and his team structured the acquisition of many of the physician practices that are now part of the Baptist Medical Group family. As Baptist Medical Group grew, Robert added executive director of transition operations to his responsibilities as he and his team helped new physician practices transition to Baptist Medical Group. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining Baptist, Robert practiced law as both a transactional attorney and a commercial litigator. Robert is a board member of the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Hospital Owned Physician Practice Executives of Tennessee and is a member of the American Medical Group Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Health Law Association.

Andrew Jeter

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew JeterAndrew Jeter has been with Baptist Medical Group since 2013, and served in several financial roles within Baptist Medical Group prior to becoming chief financial officer in 2020. Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant with 16 years of public accounting experience prior to joining Baptist Medical Group. He graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and a Master of Science degree in accountancy.

Jake Lancaster, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Jake Lancaster, MD Dr. Jake Lancaster is Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Medical Group and Chief Medical Information Officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. He also continues to practice as an intern part-time for Baptist Medical Group.

Dr. Lancaster received his bachelor’s degree in physics at the Sally McDonald Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He also earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi, serving as student body president and inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He then went on to complete an internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he simultaneously completed a Master of Science in healthcare administration from the UAB School of Health-Related Professions. After residency, he pursued a fellowship in the field of Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and earned an additional Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Informatics from Vanderbilt University.

He is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics, and a member of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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