Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Anthony J. Billittier IV, M.D., joined Independent Health in June 2019, bringing more than three decades of experience in the medical field to the organization. In addition to his current role as executive vice president, chief medical officer, Dr. Billittier is currently a clinical associate professor in both the University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and School of Public Health and Health Professions.
Dr. Billittier has maintained his academic practice of emergency medicine with the University at Buffalo emergency medicine residency at the Erie County Medical Center, and continues to provide medical oversight to many Emergency Medical Services agencies including Mercy Flight. Dr. Billittier has also been an emergency physician with UB|MD for more than 28 years, and, more recently, a partner in Mobile Healthcare Partners.
He previously served as the chief medical officer of Millennium Collaborative Care, Erie County Medical Center’s Performing Provider System initiative, and most recently was the founding Dean of the D’Youville College School of Health Professions. Prior to that he served as commissioner of health in Erie County for 11 years.
In addition, Dr. Billittier participates in numerous community service activities including service on the HEALTHeLINK board. He also serves as the medical director for the Elderwood Health Plan, Managed Long-Term Care Plan and for Person Centered Services.
A board-certified Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Billittier is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine’s three-year accelerated program and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his emergency medicine residency and emergency medical services fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital, Medical College of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. He has also co-authored eight book chapters and more than 60 articles and other publications on emergency medicine and public health topics.