Paul Taheri MD, MBA

Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs and CEO, Yale Medical Group

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical GroupYale Medical Group AdministrationTrauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Surgical Emergencies

Role at Yale

Paul Taheri, MD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of Yale Medical Group (YMG), and a Deputy Dean at the Yale School of Medicine, providing leadership for a rapidly expanding physician organization that combines the best compassionate care with the latest in advancing medicine. He joined YMG from University of Vermont (UVM), where he was President and CEO of the UVM Medical Group in Burlington, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, as well as a professor of surgery. Before that he was Division Chief of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care, and then Vice Chair of Surgery at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he completed his MBA at the Ross School of Business. Dr. Taheri, who is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., completed his medical degree at New York University and his general surgical residency at Tulane University. Yale Medical Group’s CEO is also the past chair of the Group on Faculty Practices for the Association of American Medical Colleges and an examiner for the American Board of Surgery. He has lectured broadly on various business topics, including cost of care, physician leadership and system optimizations.


  • B.S., St. Lawrence University, 1984
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1988
  • M.B.A., University of Michigan School of Business Administration, 1999

Honors & Recognition

  • Anatomy Teaching Fellow
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY  (1985)
  • President
    New York University School of Medicine Student Council, New York, NY  (1986)
  • Teaching Preceptor
    S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY  (1989)
  • Academic Achievement Award
    S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Department of Surgery, Inservice Examination, Buffalo, NY  (1990)
  • Research Scholarship
    Tulane Surgical Society, New Orleans, LA  (1991)
  • Academic Achievement Acknowledgment Inservice Examination
    Tulane University Department of Surgery, New Orleans, LA  (1992)
  • First Prize Research Paper Award
    New Orleans Surgical Society  (1992)
  • First Prize, “Analysis of regional hemo-dynamic regulation in response to scald injury”
    Louisiana State Committee on Trauma  (1992)
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Academic Scholarship for Post-graduate Course Tuition
    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, New Orleans, LA  (1992)
  • First Prize presentation
    American College of Surgeons Region VI Trauma Contest, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX  (1992)
  • First Prize
    Department of Surgery Resident Research, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA  (1993)
  • Second Prize
    American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Basic Science Research Award, San Diego, CA  (1993)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    Tulane University, New Orleans, LA  (1994)
  • General Motors Trauma Fellowship Award
    General Motors  (1996)
  • ACS Regional Committee on Trauma (MCOT) Associate Member
    ACS Regional Committee on Trauma (MCOT)  (1997)
  • Appointed Member
    American College of Surgeons Young Surgeons  (1998)
  • Chairperson
    Trauma Registry for the State of Michigan  (1998)
  • Trauma Site Reviewer
    State of Pennsylvania Trauma System  (1998)
  • Young Surgeons Award
    1998 The Michigan Chapter American College of Surgeons, Boyne, MI  (1998)
  • Recognition of your Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Service in the Community
    Arab-American Chaldean Council, Detroit, MI  (2003)

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