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Paul Taheri, MD, MBA

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

Contact Information

Paul Taheri, MD, MBA

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale University, School of Medicine

    Office of the Dean, PO BOX 208055

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8055

    United States


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)
  • Residency
    Tulane University Medical Center (1992)
  • Fellowship
    Tulane University Medical Center (1992)
  • Residency
    State University of New York at Buffalo (1991)
  • MD
    New York University School of Medicine (1988)
  • BS
    St. Lawrence University, Biology/Chemistry (1984)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Recognition of your Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Service in the CommunityArab-American Chaldean Council, Detroit, MI2003
Appointed MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Young Surgeons1998
ChairpersonTrauma Registry for the State of Michigan1998
Trauma Site ReviewerState of Pennsylvania Trauma System1998
Young Surgeons Award1998 The Michigan Chapter American College of Surgeons, Boyne, MI1998
ACS Regional Committee on Trauma (MCOT) Associate MemberACS Regional Committee on Trauma (MCOT)1997
General Motors Trauma Fellowship AwardGeneral Motors1996
Resident Teaching AwardTulane University, New Orleans, LA1994
First PrizeDepartment of Surgery Resident Research, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA1993
Second PrizeAmerican College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Basic Science Research Award, San Diego, CA1993
Academic Achievement Acknowledgment Inservice ExaminationTulane University Department of Surgery, New Orleans, LA1992
First Prize Research Paper AwardNew Orleans Surgical Society1992
First Prize, “Analysis of regional hemo-dynamic regulation in response to scald injury”Louisiana State Committee on Trauma1992
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Academic Scholarship for Post-graduate Course TuitionAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, New Orleans, LA1992
First Prize presentationAmerican College of Surgeons Region VI Trauma Contest, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX1992
Research ScholarshipTulane Surgical Society, New Orleans, LA1991
Academic Achievement AwardS.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Department of Surgery, Inservice Examination, Buffalo, NY1990
Teaching PreceptorS.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY1989
PresidentNew York University School of Medicine Student Council, New York, NY1986
Anatomy Teaching FellowNew York University School of Medicine, New York, NY1985

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