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AdventHealth Hendersonville Names New Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Hendersonville Names New Chief Medical Officer

Feb 1, 2024; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth is excited to welcome Byron Dixon, MD, MBA, FACHE, to his new role as Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth Hendersonville. Dr. Dixon comes to this role with a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to AdventHealth’s mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ by providing compassionate, high-quality health care to our community.

This move is a return to AdventHealth Hendersonville for Dr. Dixon. He served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department from 2018 to 2021. In his time with leading the ED, Dr. Dixon demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and a passion for delivering excellent patient care.

Most recently, Dr. Dixon served as the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Novant Health's greater Charlotte Market supporting multiple hospitals. He has also held several key leadership and faculty positions at organizations including Wake Forest and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Dr. Dixon is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Healthcare Quality Management. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles. He trained in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at West Virginia University. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Dixon is committed to health care excellence and delivering world class care. He considers himself a compassionate servant leader and prioritizes building trusting relationships with patients and staff. AdventHealth’s commitment to exceptional, whole-person care – body, mind and spirit, mirrors his approach to leadership and compassionate patient care.

“AdventHealth has an incredible organization with a team who is very passionate about serving and providing world class, whole-person care to their patients,” Dr. Dixon says. “They are consistently prioritizing their patients and community when making decisions, which really resonates with me and aligns with my leadership style. This is certainly an exciting opportunity to work with some truly amazing health care professionals.”

“As he transitions back to our team as our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dixon will play a pivotal role in shaping our strategic direction, enhancing the quality of our medical services, and fostering a culture of excellence throughout the organization,” says Brandon Nudd, President and Chief Executive Officer for AdventHealth Hendersonville.

Dr. Dixon is married with two children. To feel whole outside of work, he enjoys fly fishing, spending “devise-free” time with his family, attending church, and playing chess.

We look forward to having Dr. Dixon move into his new role beginning March 4, 2024. To learn more about AdventHealth Hendersonville, visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).