Doctor Hannon is a board certified anesthesiologist who serves as medical director of the St. Vincent Indianapolis Blood Management Program, a forward thinking program which he designed and implemented with great success. Since its establishment in 2001, the blood management program has reduced hospital transfusions by over 30%, resulting in annual savings of over 7000 units of blood products and cost savings that exceed $4,000,000 per year. The program has also substantially improved quality of care and increased patient safety, becoming a model for innovative quality improvement. Dr. Hannon is also the founder and CMO of Strategic Healthcare Group LLC, a healthcare consulting group that is the national leader in safe, efficient and effective blood management solutions.
After graduating magna cum laude in biology at the University of Evansville, Dr. Hannon completed his doctor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he received the Marcus Ravdin Medal for highest scholastic achievement. He then began a twelve year active duty Navy career with an internship at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, followed by training at the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Hannon served for five years as a Navy flight surgeon, and he was decorated with an Air Medal and a Navy Commendation Medal with a combat distinguishing device for missions flown during the Gulf War. He then returned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego for his anesthesiology residency, serving as chief resident. After completing his residency, Dr. Hannon assumed the role of Director of Perioperative Blood Conservation, and was the Director of Research for the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hannon left active duty in 1998 to return to Indianapolis, where he achieved the rank of Captain in the Navy Reserves. Dr. Hannon completed his Masters in Business Administration at Butler University in 2004.
Dr. Hannon is a member of the Blood Utilization, Quality Management and Audit Committees at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, and he serves on several state and national committees, including the Medical Advisory Panel for the Indiana Blood Center and he is the past president of the Indiana State Association of Blood Banks. He has lectured extensively and has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters related to perioperative blood management and blood management economics. Dr. Hannon is nationally recognized as a thought leader in blood management, and his ability to engage physicians, nurses and administrators has made him highly sought as a lecturer and consultant.