Jeff Lobas


Dr. Jeffrey Lobas has had a distinguished and diverse career in healthcare administration, clinical practice and academia. He received his Medical Degree and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Ohio. His fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Pulmonology was completed at the University of Wisconsin in 1986. He has been a faculty member at Indiana University, University of Minnesota and University of Iowa.

As the director of Iowa’s Program for Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Dr. Lobas led efforts redesigning the state’s system for caring for children with complex and chronic diseases. He continued his efforts to transform healthcare as the Chief Medical Officer for Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Phoenix and the Chief Medical Officer for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In these positions, Dr. Lobas dedicated himself to building innovative approaches to organizational challenges including new clinical models, quality systems, medical informatics and population health. As the CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s Health Alliance he was able to initiate efforts to standardize care and create Patient-­‐Centered Medical Home models.

In November of 2013, he founded the Institute for Transforming Healthcare (ITH) in Newport Beach, CA, dedicating his skills and talents as a change agent and advocate towards deep organizational change in the healthcare industry. As the President and CEO of ITH leads efforts in redesigning systems of care in a number of venues. In the last year, he worked closely with the 11 children’s hospitals in the state of California, developing new approaches for caring for children with medical complexity.

Under the leadership of Dr. Lobas, ITH provides collaborative leadership to healthcare organizations in the areas of developing new clinical models, creating high performance organizations, designing systemic approaches to quality of care, applying population health principles, and providing system analysis and design recommendations.

Dr. Lobas received his doctorate in Organization Development at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis in 2005, where he conducted research in leadership, developed curricula and taught leadership development in healthcare organizations. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Ohio State University, and before medical school served as a health planner and administrator for public health organizations. He is published in the area of leadership in healthcare and system redesign and remains involved in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association for Physician Leadership and the Conscious Business Academy.