Profiling Physicians – Dr. John C. Baldwin

Profiling Physicians   Dr. John C. Baldwin

Last week when I wrote about Quest’s CEO resigning, I did a little digging to see if there are any other physician leaders at Quest.  I came across one that in further research is truly admirable.

Dr. John C. Baldwin has tremendous experience as a physician executive serving on many boards and committees, yet still has time to practice surgery.  He has been an independent director for Quest since 2004 serving on their board of directors and as a member of the audit committee. From that position alone, he earns over $271,000 dollars.  But like I said, he works in a few other roles.

Dr. Baldwin first received a bachelors from Harvard University and then a medical degree from Stanford. He went on to do a residency in Surgery with fellowships in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, and Cardiac Transplantation.  He was even Chief for many of these fellowships too.  Wow.

Afterwards, he was appointed as faculty for Stanford, followed by Yale, and rising through the ranks to Department Head at Baylor College of Medicine.  He then became Dean of Dartmouth Medical School from 1998 to 2005.  Remember he started working with Quest in 2004.

From 2005 to 2007, he was President and CEO of the Immune Disease Institute which is an affiliate of Harvard University.  Then from 2007 to 2009, he was President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Baldwin has authored over 400 peer reviewed publications and lectured at over 370 venues.

So now, here’s his current workfolio :

  • Board of Directors for Quest – $271,146
  • Professor with tenure for Texas Tech – $320,000
  • Advisor to the Chancellor for Health Affairs at Texas Tech
  • President and Chairman of Slater-Baldwin Farms

I was unable to find the salary for being an Advisor and Slater-Baldwin Farms is privately-held so there  is no salary information publicly available.  But you get the idea, just from two jobs he grosses $591,146.

He is an example of a successful physician who combines practicing medicine (surgery professor) with non-clinical jobs (medical director and president).

John C. Baldwin
The Texas Tribune

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