Paul Taheri, MD, MBA

Deputy Dean & Chief Executive Officer, YMA; Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs and CEO, Yale Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medicine Administration


Paul Taheri, MD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of Yale Medicine, 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 Yale Medicine 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 Medicine’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.

Education & Training

MBA University of Michigan School of Business Administration (1999)
MD New York University School of Medicine (1988)
BS St. Lawrence University, Biology/Chemistry (1984)
Residency Tulane University Medical Center
Fellowship Tulane University Medical Center
Residency State University of New York at Buffalo

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognition of your Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Service in the CommunityArab-American Chaldean Council, Detroit, MI (2003)

  • Appointed MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Young Surgeons (1998)

  • ChairpersonTrauma Registry for the State of Michigan (1998)

  • Trauma Site ReviewerState of Pennsylvania Trauma System (1998)

  • Young Surgeons Award1998 The Michigan Chapter American College of Surgeons, Boyne, MI (1998)

  • ACS Regional Committee on Trauma (MCOT) Associate MemberACS Regional Committee on Trauma (MCOT) (1997)

  • General Motors Trauma Fellowship AwardGeneral Motors (1996)

  • Resident Teaching AwardTulane University, New Orleans, LA (1994)

  • First PrizeDepartment of Surgery Resident Research, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (1993)

  • Second PrizeAmerican College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Basic Science Research Award, San Diego, CA (1993)

  • Academic Achievement Acknowledgment Inservice ExaminationTulane University Department of Surgery, New Orleans, LA (1992)

  • First Prize Research Paper AwardNew 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 TuitionAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, New Orleans, LA (1992)

  • First Prize presentationAmerican College of Surgeons Region VI Trauma Contest, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX (1992)

  • Research ScholarshipTulane Surgical Society, New Orleans, LA (1991)

  • Academic Achievement AwardS.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Department of Surgery, Inservice Examination, Buffalo, NY (1990)

  • Teaching PreceptorS.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (1989)

  • PresidentNew York University School of Medicine Student Council, New York, NY (1986)

  • Anatomy Teaching FellowNew York University School of Medicine, New York, NY (1985)

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Paul Taheri, MD, MBA
Patient Care Location
Yale Surgical SpecialtiesYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Yale Physicians Building - 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Yale University, School of MedicineOffice of the Dean
PO BOX 208055

New Haven, CT 06520-8055

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