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Paul DeChant, MD, MBA

Co-Founder and Principal

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, is a speaker, coach, and advisor to healthcare executives on managing critical problems such as financial and staffing challenges by addressing the root causes of clinician burnout. After 25 years of practicing family medicine in a variety of settings around the country, he became CEO of the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. Here he led a transformation that achieved recognition for the group as the highest performing among 170 medical groups across California two years in a row, while improving physician satisfaction from the 45th to 87th percentile on American Medical Group Association’s Provider Satisfaction Survey.

He received his MD from Oregon Health Sciences University and his MBA from the University of Colorado—Denver. He is the co-author of the book, Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, speaks internationally and publishes a blog.

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