Experienced senior physician executive with a proven record of collaborating across silos. Convenes stakeholders and physicians to successfully manage healthcare’s shift to accountable, value-based care. Strategic and innovative thinker who cultivates authentic and honest relationships with leaders, colleagues, and patients to achieve desired outcomes in the most challenging situations.


  • Physician practice operations, acquisitions, and medical staff relationships
  • Clinical Integration, including academic medical centers and community hospitals, employed and private practice physician groups
  • Epic EHR installation, optimization, governance, analytics, and predictive modeling
  • Linking clinical performance improvement with financial outcomes through payor partnership, improving process through lean management systems, statistical process control, and clinical analytics
  • Contracting and implementing value-based care programs including Medicare Advantage, Primary Care First, Oncology Care Model, Bundled Payment for Care Initiatives, and employer-sponsored health plans
  • Physician leader selection, mentoring, and support including coaching on working with other physician and non physician leaders, managing Board and C-suite relationships
  • Ambulatory practice strategic planning and operations, call center integration, electronic health record workflow enhancement, enabling top of license work
  • Optimizing roles of advanced practice providers (APPs) including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse mid-wives
  • Developing, growing, and optimizing Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs at academic and community teaching centers
  • Launching healthcare innovation programs including start-ups, partnership with private equity, and collaboration with other healthcare centers and national innovation networks

Professional Experience

  • Principal Executive Advisor – Warbird Consulting Partners
  • Board of Directors – Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Chair, Committee on Clinical Leadership – American Hospital Association
  • Physician Practice President and Chief Medical Officer – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, MCV Physicians
  • President – Community Memorial Hospital Physicians
  • Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – VCU School of Medicine
  • Chief Population Health and Value Based Care Officer – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Chief Clinical Integration Office – OHSU Partners
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Practice – OHSU Practice Plan
  • Chief Health Information Officer – OHSU

Professional Accomplishments

Created a comprehensive “volume to value” clinical integration strategy for an academic health center. Lead the system-wide initiative to establish evidence-based and consistent practice across the continuum of care. Founded the Office of Evidence Based Practice to implement practice guidelines for clinical conditions based on results of a population health needs assessment. Launched full-risk Medicare Advantage and shared-risk insurance exchange product. Implemented E-Consult program for over 60 commonly referred clinical conditions. Established the Clinical Integration Committee, bringing together senior clinical leadership to provide oversight and strategy for clinical integration and transformation activities

Provided executive leadership in system participation in Medicare’s Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) Program, Oncology Care Model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, and Primary Care First initiatives

Championed Meaningful Use program qualifying 99% of eligible providers in year 1. Returned $30M for EHR implementation and attained recognition as University Hospital Consortium’s #1 institution for performance in the Meaningful Use program

Expanded academic and physician FTEs by 14% (from 794 to 901) and APP FTE by 32% (from 276 to 362) while reducing turnover rate only 4.9%/year – far lower than organizational overall

Grew ambulatory practice by 20% (from 777K to >1M) over 3 years

Led a leadership team that concurrently opened a 600,000 square foot Adult Outpatient Pavilion simultaneous to launching the Epic EHR system-wide

Launched or acquired ambulatory surgery, cardiology, endoscopy, orthopedics, OB/Gyn, and comprehensive rural health practices

Increased primary care revenue by 175% compared to fee-for-service receipts in year 1 through implementation of Primary Care First

Improved practice plan productivity to compensation percentile ratio from 0.89 to 1.14 for compensation plan participants while improving budget margin from -24% to -18%. Maintained a low investment per provider ($160k vs academic practice average of $205k)

After revenue cycle was outsourced to Ensemble Health, led a revenue cycle partnership to reduce coding backlog from >15 days to <1 day within 30 days of being engaged

Oversight of a Health Innovation Consortium that engaged health system with local and national entrepreneurs, private equity funding, university students and faculty to develop and enhance marketable solutions to healthcare business challenges