Ronald R. Barkley
Mr. Barkley is a healthcare business development operations leader experienced in medical group practice; hospital/health system; clinically integrated network and corporate settings. Ron’s particular expertise is in the development, operational transformation and management of integrated physician-hospital oncology service lines/cancer centers, oncology medical home, oncology ACO and alternate payment initiatives in oncology.
Ron served as Executive Director for a regionally dominant community oncology practice affiliated with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. He successfully transacted the alignment relationship between Dana Farber and the practice that served as the model today’s predominant forms of oncologist-hospital alignment, such as professional services, management service and co-management arrangements. Further, Ron served as market executive for the organizational re-structuring of the Chicago-area practices of the US Oncology Network.
Previous experience also includes Managing Director of the for-profit clinical service businesses of a multi-hospital integrated delivery system in Southern California (UniHealth America, now Dignity Health); as interim CEO charged with the organizational restructuring of a hospital-affiliated Cancer Institute in South Florida and as professional business advisor in oncologist-hospital service line consolidations in numerous community settings nationally.
Mr. Barkley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences from Michigan State University; a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from California State University and earned his law degree after attending Southwestern University and California College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California; American Health Lawyer’s Association and Association of Community Cancer Centers and is National Co-Chair of the Cancer Center Business Summit, a thought leadership forum on matters involving the strategies and business models for oncology services integration and payment redesign in cancer care delivery.