Dr. Ayers is CEO of Cadenza Health and has been providing Utilization Review for over eight years. A Georgia native, Dr. Ayers graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following his residency at Baptist Health Systems, he served as Chief Resident and Instructor in Internal Medicine as well as a member of the teaching faculty for the residency program. He has developed and implemented successful programs for inpatient palliative consult services at both Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and is the Director of Palliative Medicine at both institutions.
Dr. Ayers is an accomplished leader in the state and local medical community. Having completed a 5-year term on the Jefferson County Board of Health with one year as its Chairman, he now serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Alabama State Committee of Public Health. Elected by his peers, he also serves as a board member of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Association Board of Censors. Dr. Ayers speaks frequently at local, regional, and national conferences on the topics of controlled substances and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Ayers enjoys outdoor activities and working on his farm in his hometown of Bowdon, Georgia. He resides in Vestavia Hills with his wife, Jeanie, and their four wonderful children.
Certifications and Memberships:
- ABIM, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- ABIM, Internal Medicine
- Certified Hospice Medical Director
- Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant
- Fellow, American College of Physicians
- Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Fellow, Federation of State Medical Boards