Heather Bassett

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Heather Bassett has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and has served as Chief Medical Officer for Xsolis since January 2013. She leads Xsolis’ team of physicians and partnered with its data science team to pioneer the Care Level Score (CLS), which combines clinical expertise and data science – artificial intelligence and machine learning – for a numerical representation indicating the appropriate care status for each patient.  

While working as a hospitalist at a large acute care facility in Nashville, Dr. Bassett experienced frustration with technology and excessive data entry that pulled her away from delivering care to her patients. She took this frustration and her long-standing interest in technology as an opportunity to improve healthcare operations for clinicians through data driven analytics, which has proved to be a valuable vantage point for a Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bassett provides oversight of Xsolis’ data science team, denials management team and its physician advisor program, which won Best in KLAS Physician Advisory Services in 2021 and 2023. 

Dr. Bassett earned her B.S. in biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where she worked as a research associate in the field of DNA repair. She undertook her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and worked as a hospitalist at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., for eight years. She is board-certified in internal medicine.   

Dr. Bassett has been published in numerous scientific journals and trade publications, including Becker’s Hospital Review, and is an in-demand speaker for such events and organizations as the American Heart Association, the American Case Management Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as regional HIMSS events, conferences and webinars. Her local contributions were recognized by Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Innovation Award program, which named her Chief Medical Officer of the Year in 2021. On a national level, she was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Women in Health IT to Know 2023.   

Dr. Bassett lives in Nashville with her husband, four-legged fur babies, and actively supports local charitable organizations including dog rescues and Gigi’s Playhouse, for which she led Xsolis’ participation in their Row for a Reason fundraiser. She enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoor adventures and cooking, and won a bronze medal in Olympic weightlifting in the 2015 Masters World Cup.