Neil Baker, MD

Neil Baker, MD

Neil Baker M.D. works with healthcare organizations and individual executives to enhance leadership and team impact through In-the-Moment Leadership Strategies. This means using any work situation, even the most complex and difficult, as an opportunity to achieve immediate impact on quality of work relationships and on progress toward results.     

Neil has developed these approaches as a leader, consultant, and executive coach for 30 years. He began his career in academic psychiatry where he quickly discovered his passion for leadership and organizational development. It was clear to him that exceptional patient care requires outstanding teams and leaders.  

From early on, Neil also saw how powerful stress and complexity can be in provoking counterproductive behavior in anyone at times--even very skilled professionals. He feels that the key to his own development has been accepting these human vulnerabilities in himself. 

He served as Associate Professor and Director of Psychiatric Inpatient Services at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Later he became Medical Director of Clinical Improvement at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Washington responsible for quality for a state-wide $1 billion healthcare delivery system. In addition, he has served as faculty and improvement advisor for ten years for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts for multiple projects including a program for professional development for practice facilitators in primary care practice transformation.     

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