Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Medical Officer
Ronald J. Vender, MD, is a professor of internal medicine, associate dean for clinical affairs at Yale School of Medicine, and chief medical officer of the Yale Medical Group, one of the country's largest academic group practices, providing specialty care in more than 100 medical areas. Dr. Vender is the president of the American College of Gastroenterology, and served for four years as chairman of the ACG National Affairs Committee. He is a fellow of the ACG, AGA, and ACP. Dr. Vender has received numerous awards for teaching and clinical care, including the William Carey Award from the ACG, the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Gastroenterologic Association, and the DeLuca Award from the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Dr. Vender was chief of gastroenterology at the Hospital of St. Raphael for seventeen years, associate director of the Yale GI Fellowship Program, and co-founder and managing partner of Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut. Dr. Vender received his BA from Harvard College and his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training and gastroenterology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital.