Dr John B. Weatherwax
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Dr John B. Weatherwax serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Sunbelt Anesthesia Services, consulting and clinical experts providing the highest quality anesthesia and peri-operative services available. Sunbelt partners with business and clinical leaders to enhance patient safety and data-driven quality outcomes, while delivering value-based, patient-centered anesthesia care.
As CMO, Dr Weatherwax is responsible for overall patient care policy and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He provides consultation and technical assistance for designing, evaluating, and implementing high-quality, patient-focused anesthesia care delivery across the enterprise.
Dr Weatherwax joined Sunbelt Anesthesia Services following his retirement from 30+ years of active duty Navy service. From 2015-2016, Dr Weatherwax served as the Medical Executive Committee Chair at US Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During that tour, he led the medical staff through a successful Joint Commission certification. Returning to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Dr Weatherwax was appointed to two separate “Value-Based Care” teams, which resulted in the re-alignment of healthcare delivery at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.
This model was soon established throughout the DoD healthcare system. Additionally, as an Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr Weatherwax trained future Navy nurse anesthetists and medical students while also serving in various clinical leadership positions.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr Weatherwax enjoyed a wide ranging Navy career in a variety of high-reliability professions. Enlisting in the Navy in 1984, he served for several years as a Reactor Operator onboard submarines and following his commissioning in 1994, served as a Naval Intelligence Officer aboard a Navy aircraft carrier (USS NIMITZ).
Dr Weatherwax earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, VA. He is board certified in Anesthesiology.
Dr Weatherwax retired at the permanent rank of Commander in August 2019. When not at work, he enjoys swimming, tennis and golf. He and his wife, Svetlana are avid ballroom dancers and enjoy world traveling.”