Rick Sheff, MD
Rick Sheff serves as CMO for Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions (formerly The Greeley Company). He brings more than 35 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to his work with physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems across the country. With his distinctive combination of medical, healthcare and management acumen, Dr. Sheff develops solutions tailored to the unique needs of physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems so those who work in healthcare can flourish while serving others. He consults, authors and presents on a wide range of healthcare management and leadership issues, including physician-hospital collaboration and alignment, service line performance optimization and physician leadership performance optimization. His experience also includes conflict resolution and trust building, physician employment and contracting, high reliability healthcare solutions, healthcare system integration, physician burnout, and helping physicians rediscover the joy of medicine. He is a nationally renowned speaker and has authored or co-authored 17 books and numerous articles, including: The Greeley Guide to New Medical Staff Models: Solutions for Changing Physician-Hospital Relations and The Greeley Guide to Physician Employment and Contracting. Prior to joining The Greeley Company in 1999, Dr. Sheff served as vice president of medical affairs, president of an independent practice association, medical director of a physician-hospital organization, president of a corporation that owned and operated physician practices, and group practice medical director. He has taught at Tufts University School of Medicine and served as chair of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Practice Research Committee. Dr. Sheff received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completing his residency in family medicine at Brown University. He was an undergraduate at Cornell University and received the Keasbey Scholarship for the study of politics and philosophy at Oxford University.