Les Schwab, MD
I’m a primary care physician with more than 35 years of experience in medical practice and health care organizational leadership. In these roles I’ve been responsible for clinical operations, quality and safety, practice design, leadership training, and building the quality of the physician workforce.
I’ve practiced and managed in the public sector, private practice, and multispecialty group practice environments. Most recently, I served as the chief medical officer at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a 600-physician multispecialty practice in eastern Massachusetts.
I studied biology at Harvard as an undergraduate, completed medical school at Stanford, and returned to Harvard Medical School for my internal medicine training. Since becoming a trained and certified coach, I have launched a coaching and consulting practice that focuses on performance improvement and leadership development.
As a Harnisch Scholar at the Institute of Coaching in Boston, I am the principal investigator of a grant to improve primary care physician morale and engagement through coaching interventions. I am also a core faculty member of the Managing Workplace Conflict: Improving Leadership and Personal Effectiveness course of Physician Health Services, Inc.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.