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Joseph A. Sowell

Joseph A. Sowell, III, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Joe Sowell is senior vice president and chief development officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. His responsibilities include all development functions and transactions related to HCA Healthcare’s investment in or acquisition or divestiture of any business, including hospitals, outpatient centers, physician practices, healthcare IT and early-stage innovative healthcare companies. Sowell is also responsible for real estate development.

Joe joined HCA Healthcare on December 1, 2009. Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, he was a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis where he practiced in the areas of healthcare law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity financing, tax law and general corporate law and co-managed the firm's Corporate and Commercial Transactions practice. He has led numerous large health care transactions.

Sowell is an active supporter of numerous Nashville charitable and nonprofit organizations including The Nashville Ballet, St. Luke’s Community House and Room In The Inn - Campus for Human Development.

Sowell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 1978 and his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1981. He also has a master of laws degree, which he earned from the University of Florida in 1982. Joe is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Health Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association.