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Our Founder

Guy L. Clifton, M.D. is CEO and Founder of Actin Care Groups. Dr. Clifton was founding Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he served for 22 years, holding the Runnells Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery. His research focused on developing improved treatments for severe brain injury. Dr. Clifton was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship from 2006-2007 in the office of Senator Orrin Hatch. In 2009 Dr. Clifton, authored Flatlined: Resuscitating American Medicine, Rutgers University Press, which proposed aligning provider payment with the quality and efficiency of care. From 2010-2012 Clifton acted as a consultant to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and acted as advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He has served as a Presidential appointee to the Defense Health Board and a trustee of the Vivian L. Smith Foundation for Neurological Research.

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