Paul B. Convery

Paul Convery
Clinical Professor, Executive Education
(972) 883-4697
Masters of Medical Management, Tulane University, 1998
MD, University of Illinois, 1974
A.B., Cum Laude, St. Louis University, 1970
HMGT 6404 Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
HMGT 6408 Competencies of Effective Leaders
HMGT 6410 Leading in Complex Organizations 
Dr. Paul Convery is Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas Dallas.  He has over twenty years of experience as a senior health care executive in multiple health care organizations.  His leadership experience and expertise includes physician leadership development and coaching, health care organizational strategy, quality improvement, patient safety, clinical informatics, managed care, the organized medical staff, and medical group operations. Dr. Convery served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas from 2006 until 2013.  From 1999 to 2006, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for SSM Health Care – St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.  He also served as President of two hospitals in the St. Louis market for SSM. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the St. Louis Medical Group and President/Medical Director of Southwest Medical Center, both large multispecialty groups in St. Louis.  Dr. Convery is a Board Certified internist, who practiced internal medicine for over twenty years. In 2008, Baylor Health Care System was awarded the NQF National Quality Healthcare Award.  In 2002, SSM Health Care was the first health care winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Dr. Convery served as the Chair of the Provider Council and on the Leadership Network of the National Quality Forum.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Clinical Quality and Value, and on the Education and Research Foundation Board of the Dallas – Fort Worth Hospital Council.  He has served on multiple hospital boards and health system boards, as well as other nonprofit boards. Dr. Convery has lectured both nationally and internationally on health care quality improvement, physician leadership development and health care system organizational strategies.  He has authored or co-authored several book chapters and articles on physician leadership and quality. Dr. Convery has an undergraduate degree from St. Louis University; graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois; is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives; and received a Masters of Medical Management from Tulane University.
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