Greg Vaughn, M.D. is an accomplished physician executive who brings 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership to Spencer Stuart’s Healthcare Practice. With his experiential knowledge of multiple healthcare sectors, Greg has emerged as a uniquely qualified adviser to healthcare leaders and organizations.

Greg’s search experience spans senior executive roles in healthcare systems and services organizations; physician executives across healthcare sectors; and board directors across healthcare sectors. Greg has a passion for increasing the diversity of healthcare leadership and boards, especially increasing the representation of executives from historically underrepresented groups. He leads Spencer Stuart’s partnership with The Leverage Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of Black executives in the healthcare industry.

Experienced leader in healthcare

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Greg was CEO of Bauerfeind USA, a medical device and sports products company based in Germany. In this role, he led the transformation of the U.S. business to a consumer-centric sales and marketing enterprise.
  • Prior to his CEO role, Greg spent several years at Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology solutions and services. He led two “startup” entities, securing FDA clearances and launching two products.
  • Greg also served as vice president at NDCHealth (now RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions of McKesson) and worked as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, serving clients on talent, organization, strategy and operations projects.
  • Prior to transitioning to management consulting, Greg practiced in both academic and private clinic settings as a board-certified oculofacial and reconstructive surgeon.

Greg earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in history from Emory University and a M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Greg’s active civic engagement includes serving on the Emory University Board of Trustees, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Board, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Board of Directors, Achieve Atlanta Board of Directors, and The Carter Center Board of Trustees. Greg is a senior adviser to the Georgia Research Alliance.

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