System Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Chero serves as a System Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the UW Health System. In his role, he serves a talented team of technology professionals and provides strategic direction and leadership for IT in alignment with the mission and goals of UW Health.
Chero brings a depth of experience and a successful track record of leading and deploying strategic initiatives in healthcare and other industries. He comes to UW Health from BJC Healthcare, where he served in a variety of leadership roles - including Vice President for Business Relationship Management - to deliver maximum value through technical and digital initiatives, co-led an enterprise-wide EMR initiative and led IT strategic planning for St. Louis Children's Hospital. Prior to BJC Healthcare, he served in different roles at AT&T and consulting firms.
Chero received his dual master's degree in Computer Technology and Business Administration from Webster University, Mo., and Bachelor's in Physics and Computer Science from India. He has also been trained under prestigious leadership programs at Harvard School of Public Health at Boston and Columbia University in New York.