Robert B. Kaufman

Director Emeritus
Strategic Advisory Services

Robert B. Kaufman is a Director Emeritus in VMG Health’s Strategic Advisory Services division. Bob has more than 30 years of management consulting experience with health care providers, focusing his efforts on organizational strategic positioning, and health system alignment and integration and performance improvement.  Bob has served a wide array of provider and health system clients nationally including regional health care systems, community hospitals, academic medical centers and faculty practice plans and physician groups.  In addition, he has directed and facilitated multiple affiliation, value based care positioning, ambulatory care, payer positioning, and product line positioning studies. Bob brings a strong depth of experience and curiosity to his client work, along with a unique ability to partner with his clients to arrive at fact based and implementable solutions.

Prior to joining VMG Health, Bob was a Partner at Health Care Futures. He was also a senior manager in the strategy practice of another major national health care consulting firm, and before that he spent several years with a large health care system in the Twin Cities.  Bob received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota.  In addition to his consulting career, he has served on multiple community boards including a large not-for-profit long-term care and senior services organization.

Sector Experience

Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Behavioral Health
Physician Practices
Urgent Care & Freestanding EDs

Areas of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions
Physician Compensation Design
Provider Needs Assessment
Growth Strategy & Development
Medical Group Positioning