Dr. Mark Kestner, Chief Medical Officer with TractManager, is a surgeon with deep leadership experience in military, university, integrated delivery, and especially community-based healthcare systems. For the last five years he has consulted with healthcare organizations in the areas of reimbursement, quality of care, resource utilization, and case management. At the same time, he has served as Chief Medical Innovation Officer with Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., an academic teaching center for the University of California San Francisco.
Previously, he was Chief Medical Officer with health systems in Arizona and Nebraska and served as Assistant Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer in Oregon and New Mexico.
He began his surgical career as a general surgeon in the U.S. Army, and while in the Army he completed his critical-care and trauma surgery fellowships at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami.
Dr. Kestner has spoken on topics related to innovation in healthcare in many national forums, including the Center for Healthcare Transformation, the National Press Club, and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.
He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. He completed his MA in Executive Leadership through Gallup University and his MBA through the University of Nebraska.