Kelvin A. Baggett, MD, MPH `05
Chief Impact Officer, McKesson Corporation
Kelvin A. Baggett, MD, MPH `05, is a nationally recognized healthcare leader with experience as a physician, clinical leader, operator, advisor and investor. He brings a richly informed point of view on health and healthcare and how to improve care, quality and outcomes at scale. That perspective was shaped through his positions in senior management and executive leadership positions in large complex, multistate organizations.
Currently Baggett serves as Managing Director, Posterity Capital Group, a healthcare-dedicated investment firm targeting early to mid-stage companies that enable improvements in health and wellness. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Pharos Capital Group, a middle market healthcare private equity firm committed to investing in companies that reduce the total costs of care and improve outcomes. Most recently he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Health Care Navigator (HCN), a privately held asset management company focused on the post-acute care and long-term care entities in multiple states.
Prior to Health Care Navigator, Baggett served as SVP of Clinical Operations and Chief Clinical Officer for Tenet Healthcare Corporation; and was previously Tenet’s Chief Medical Officer. In addition to his direct leadership of clinical operations, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), he also shared responsibility for external representation, enterprise strategy, risk management, innovation and overall company performance. During his tenure at Tenet, Baggett was responsible for business continuity, including navigating the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Before joining Tenet, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Services Group and VP of Clinical Strategies at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest investor owned healthcare system. He began his career in the private sector as an internal strategist at HCA.
In addition to his corporate roles, Baggett has served as an advisor to venture capital, private equity and growth equity firms. He also previously served on the board of directors of Dossia Consortium, which focused on empowering individuals in the management of their health through the creation of a portable platform that aggregated their personal health data. He has also contributed to national efforts to improve care, including serving on the workgroup convened by the United States’ Office of the National Coordinator’s Health IT Strategy and Innovation Workgroup and advising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at various points in his professional career.
Baggett completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed advanced training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and as a General Internal Medicine Fellow at the Duke University School of Medicine. Kelvin earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health Degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two young children.