Dr. Manoj Pawar is a senior physician executive with over 20 years of healthcare and executive leadership experience. Dr. Pawar’s passion is helping healthcare organizations understand and adapt to emerging systems of care and evolving economic models to cultivate organizational success clinically, strategically, operationally, and financially.
In producing results for organizations, Manoj leverages his expertise in operations, strategy, and leadership/organizational dynamics. As a certified professional coach and a member of the Society of Organizational Leadership, he brings a unique system-thinking perspective to the challenges faced by companies.
His leadership journey has taken him through executive roles in which he transformed multi-specialty group practices, hospital systems, and integrated delivery systems to deliver competitive advantage built on value in both fee-for-service and capitated environments. Dr. Pawar recently served as System Vice President, Clinical Operations and Acting CMO for Catholic Health Initiatives. While there, he led clinical operations, division physician executives, medical imaging, and medical staff services. In addition, he had responsibility for physician leadership development and talent management for the organization. One of his most rewarding experiences during this time was the honor of leading and developing CHI’s 900-provider hospitalist organization.
Prior to this, Manoj served as Chief Medical Officer for a regional physician-led integrated health system, President and CMO of two large multi-specialty group practices, and managing board member / medical director of a large capitated IPA (Medicare Advantage and Commercial).
He loves being a family physician, and continues to practice medicine, thriving on the relationships he builds.
Dr. Pawar completed his undergraduate work at Northwestern University, medical school at McGill University in Montreal, his residency in family medicine at University of Colorado, and his Masters in Health Systems Management at Tulane University. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Manoj lives in Denver, CO and loves reading, skiing, meditation, and spending time with his wife, Rhonda, and two children, Sanjay and Sangita.