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Kenneth Cohn, M.D., MBA, FACS

Providing insight to building a culture of collaboration

General surgeon/MBA in the US who speaks, consults and teaches about hospital-physician relations

Author of various books focusing on communication and healthcare

American College of Healthcare Executives Dean Conley Award Recipient

Cancer Survivor

Brief Bio:

Dr. Cohn is the only general surgeon/MBA in the US who speaks, consults, and teaches about hospital-physician relations. His passion is working with doctors and hospital leaders to build a culture of collaboration and improve the patient experience. Dr. Cohn is also a cancer survivor, who provides hope to people with whom he connects. He uses his gift of actively listening to physicians and translating their complaints into an action plan that helps hospital leaders and physicians to depersonalize differences in their background and training and to focus on improving care for their communities.

Relevant Credentials:

Dr. Cohn
is on the teaching faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Roundtable, Estes Park Institute, The Governance Institute and New England College. He has taught the ACHE seminar "Practical Strategies for Engaging Physicians" for over 10 years. Using real-life stories from his work in 43 states, he demonstrates ways that collaboration enhances the community of practice. His four books, Better Communication for Better Care, Collaborate for Success, The Business of Healthcare, and Getting It Done, have sold over 5,000 copies.

Offered Presentations/Topics:

  • Building a Culture of Collaboration
  • Moving From Me to We in Uncertain Times
  • Engaging Physicians to Cut Costs and Maintain Quality
  • The Impact of Physician Behavior on Quality and Safety
  • The Zen of Physician Engagement
  • 21st Century Healthcare Economics: How Will My Practice Change?

Speaking Fee/Honorarium: Varies based on event type

Travel Restrictions: No

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