Kristi Pintar, EdD

Corporate Director, Population Health New Product Development

Kristi Pintar has served as a senior operational leader and executive coach within large academic health systems for the past 30 years. Currently, she leads at ChristianaCare, a major teaching health system with three hospital campuses, more than 1,500 patient beds and more than 13,000 employees, generating more than $2.5 billion in patient revenue. She provides direct leadership to population health new product development as well as organizational development internal consultative services to executive leaders, including strategic planning, organization design, performance coaching, leadership development, process improvement and employee engagement. In 2013, she joined ChristianaCare as the operational leader of the employed multispecialty medical group. Currently, Dr. Pintar also serves as adjunct faculty for the Penn State University World Campus Master of Health Administration program and the University of Pennsylvania Master of Medical Education program. She is a fellow for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. For five years, Dr. Pintar built and led the PENN Medicine Academy. Serving 18,000 employees, the academy’s efforts focused on strengthening leadership practice, advancing employees’ careers though on-site degree completion programs, and supporting the transfer of best practices in quality, service excellence and leadership practice across the organization. For 19 years prior, she led the management engineering and organizational development functions at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, Pa. Much of her work involved developing and coaching leaders to create dramatic improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance. Dr. Pintar began her professional career as a researcher for the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in health planning and administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University. She earned her doctorate in education in the joint Wharton/Penn Graduate School of Education Work-Based Learning Leadership Program. She is certified to administer and coach to numerous leadership practice and personality assessment instruments. She also is certified in several group facilitation techniques and professional developmental approaches.


Wednesday, March 22
10:45–11:45 a.m.
87H - The How of Now: Creating Inclusion, Collaboration and Trust in Every Leadership Moment