Maia Hightower

CEO and Co-Founder, Equality AI 
Fireside Chat Moderator (Patient Advocacy)

Dr. Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA is the CEO and Founder of Equality AI, and former EVP, Chief Digital Transformation Officer at University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Hightower is a leading voice in the intersection of healthcare, digital transformation, and health equity. She is a champion for responsible AI, ensuring that the digital future of healthcare is equitable and just.

At Equality AI, we detect and bust AI bias in healthcare. We align AI strategy with outcomes and health equity through a technology platform for AI lifecycle management. Thus, enabling healthcare systems to realize the total value of their AI investments.

She is a 4-time C-suite physician executive with fifteen years of executive leadership spanning healthcare IT, medical affairs, and population health across four academic medical centers, clinically integrated networks, and healthcare tech companies.
She is an internationally sought after speaker on responsible AI and digital health equity for academic, government, consumer, and industry audiences.

Dr. Hightower received her BA at Cornell University, MD, and MPH, from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Maia Hightower