Philippa Kennealy, M.D.


Philippa Kennealy is an Executive Coach and is President and Founder of The Entrepreneurial MD and The Physician Executive, physician professional development and business coaching companies. She is a family physician and physician executive by training, with experience in medical staff and hospital leadership, as well as small business leadership and management. She served as both Medical Director and CEO at UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center, before assuming executive positions in two Internet software application development companies. She formed her coaching company in 2003 and since then, has worked almost exclusively with physicians and healthcare professionals.

Philippa also serves as a consultant coach to Language of Caring ("Improving the human experience by making caring visible") and to the TriumGroup.

Philippa received her medical training and post-graduate training at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa; she then worked in rural Zimbabwe for three years, before emigrating to the USA in 1984. She completed her family medicine residency in Santa Monica, then worked in private practice in Santa Monica for almost ten years. She obtained her Masters in Public Health in Health Services Management from UCLA School of Public Health in 1997. She received her coach training and certification through the prestigious Coaches Training Institute in 2003.

As a coach for CTI, Philippa has worked with the following organizations and individuals:

HCA Western Division:  CMO; SVP Strategy & Development; Division VP Medical Education (a physician)
Southern Hills Hospital (HCA): COO; CFO; CNO
Good Samaritan Hosp, San Jose CA: COO
Regional Hospital, San Jose CA: CMO
Riverside Community Hospital, CA: VP Strategy & Development
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, CA: CMO
St David’s Medical Center, Austin TX: CMO
St David’s North Austin Medical Center, Austin TX: CMO
Baystate Medical Center, MA: VP Primary Care & Clinical Integration
Lone Peak Hospital, UT: CMO
Mountain View Hospital, UT: CMO
Ogden Regional Medical Center, UT: CMO
Lee Health, FL: 5 MDs in varying leadership positions
McFarland Clinic, IA: 2 Medical Directors
AHS hospitals in FL and IL: 1 CMO, 2  Emergency Dept Medical Directors, 4 Hospitalist Group Directors, 1 Infection Control Medical Director
One Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) in CA: CMO (current CEO candidate); VP Quality Systems; VP HR; Controller; Director of Procurement Services
UCLA Medical Center: Medical Director of Quality;
Northwestern University: Professor of Emergency Medicine & Preventive Medicine
Univ of N. Carolina: Medical Director/Clinical Research Chair of Pathology; Medical Director UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement
LA Care, Los Angeles CA: CMO
Saban Clinic, Los Angeles CA: CMO
Mission Pathology, Santa Barbara: CEO/Medical Director
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, CA: 4 Optometry Directors

Philippa is married to a physician, has one daughter, and lives in Los Angeles, California.