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Robert Kirk


Robert Kirk is a Principal at Chartis with extensive expertise in the healthcare industry as an operator and consultant. He is an accomplished senior advisor with experience leading strategic and operational change in diverse situations and environments for academic medical centers and their faculty practice plans, community-based providers, integrated delivery systems, and physician organizations and payers. 

Robert is an industry-recognized professional with proven abilities in health system strategic planning and implementation, organizational restructuring and re-engineering, clinical cost transformation for ambulatory and hospital-based providers, provider relationship management, physician growth planning and network development, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a subject matter expert in performance improvement, turnaround and optimization, cost and share services allocation, ROI, and financial improvement, and has a working knowledge of cost accounting and financial reporting. 

Prior to joining Chartis, and over his 30+ year career, Robert has performed as a Provider Network President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Division Vice President, and Healthcare Senior Advisor with repeated successes growing and transforming provider organizations in various healthcare settings. As a senior consulting leader with more than 18 years of subject matter experience pertaining to performance improvement and med group practices, he has been involved in developing programs and services, methodology and solutions, and managed firm financial performance.   

Robert is a Board-Certified Medical Practice Executive and Fellow with the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). He is an active member of Medical Group Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, and a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. Robert also serves on the Certification Exam Committee and Fellowship Submission Committee with ACMPE. 

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance from East Tennessee State University, TN. He has a Graduate Credential of Advanced Studies of Healthcare Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, MN. 

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