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Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, CMPE

President and CEO, Medical Group Management Association


Halee Fischer-Wright is president and chief executive officer of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). For nearly 90 years, MGMA has been the largest association for medical practice administrators and executives in the U.S.  

Fischer-Wright, a nationally respected health care executive and physician leader was most recently the former chief medical officer for St. Anthony North Health Campus, part of the Centura Health System. Fischer-Wright’s work focuses on medical management innovation and creating cultures of excellence. She’s led transformation of physician culture as well as performance improvement for clinics, hospitals, and systems. Her efforts focused on ensuring value based performance—achieving the highest possible patient experience, medical quality and patient safety while managing the costs of health care delivery across the health care continuum.

Fischer-Wright’s career in practice management began when she opened her first successful medical practice. Building on personal experience and a desire to develop systems of excellence, she became the president of Rose Medical Group, a 680 physicians PHO/MSO in Denver for over 12 years. Fischer-Wright brings many unique experiences and skills to MGMA including her time as a management consultant (focused on high performance teams and strategic development with tactical execution). It is during her consulting work that she co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, Tribal Leadership.

Fischer-Wright has a BA from the University of Colorado and an MD degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her Masters of Medical Management is from the University of Southern California and she has a certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She completed her internship/residency as president of the Pediatric Residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Program.

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