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Ted James, Healthcare Speaker Managed
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Dr . Ted James

    • Medical Director and Executive Coach  
    • Faculty for Harvard Executive Education   
    • Leader in Health Care Transformation 
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Dr. Ted James- Transforming Healthcare

Dr. Ted James- Transforming Healthcare

Dr. Ted James - Excellence in Patient Care Award Winner

Dr. Ted James - Excellence in Patient Care Award Winner

Ted James Speaker Biography

Dr. James is a recognized voice in healthcare transformation, bringing a wealth of experience leading change as a Medical Director within the Harvard healthcare system and a clinical advisor in healthcare technology. With an in-depth understanding of the healthcare ecosystem, he provides innovative strategies for redesigning care.

As a Medical Director at Harvard-affiliated Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. James directs patient-centered care and leads teams in healthcare change initiatives. He is also a clinical advisor for medical technology, digital health, and biotech companies, guiding them through the concept stage to successful market entry. He directs healthcare transformation programs at Harvard Medical Executive Education and has held key roles in physician leadership development for Studer Group and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Dr. James is a sought-after speaker who engages a wide range of audiences in the care delivery and health tech sectors. His message highlights the importance of developing a strong organizational culture and the essential steps for accelerating advances that make a meaningful impact in healthcare. Dr. James provides leaders across various fields valuable insights into navigating change and promoting innovation within any organization.

Dr. James enjoys sharing stories and practical strategies for reimagining patient care. His talks are designed to inspire and motivate audiences to shape the future of healthcare.

Dr. James has received recognition by the following organizations:

  • Top Doctor award, Castle Connolly 
  • America's Top Doctor
  • Outstanding Performance, Commission on Cancer
  • Clinical Innovation Award, American Association of Medical Colleges
  • Jerome S. Abrams Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Vermont 
  • Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University
  • R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize, International Cancer Education Conference


Why Choose Dr. Ted James as Your Keynote Speaker?

Elevate Your Event with Dr. Ted James: Ensure your event is memorable and leaves a lasting impression on your audience by inviting Dr. Ted James as your keynote speaker. Driven by his passion for transforming healthcare, Dr. James delivers powerful talks that challenge conventional thinking and equip attendees to drive change, positioning their organizations for success today and in the future. 

Engaging and Inspirational: Dr. James captivates audiences by sharing personal experiences and stories that not only entertain but also inspire attendees to strive for excellence and embrace innovation.

Actionable Strategies: Dr. James provides practical approaches and evidence-based strategies tailored to address your organization's unique challenges, leading to improved performance and tangible results.

Demonstrated Expertise and Thought Leadership: With an extensive background in healthcare leadership and clinical innovation, Dr. James offers insights and forward-thinking perspectives that encourage attendees to explore new horizons and take their organizations to new levels.

To book healthcare speaker Dr. Ted James, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.209.0190.


  • Healthcare
  • Cancer
  • Leadership
  • Change 
  • Management 
  • Corporate Culture
  • Teambuilding
  • Innovation

Future-Ready Healthcare: Accelerating Clinical Innovation

The best way to prepare for the future is to create it. Explore how creating a culture of innovation empowers organizations to shape the future of healthcare. Drawing from his extensive experience in healthcare leadership and as a clinical advisor to digital health, medical device, and biotech, Dr. James shares insights on advancing healthcare innovations and emerging technology, helping organizations navigate the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Transforming the Culture of Healthcare

Unlock the transformative power of culture in reshaping healthcare. Dr. James shares practical strategies to enhance patient-centered care, clinician engagement, and continuous quality improvement. By promoting an environment of excellence, we can harness the true potential of healthcare transformation, revitalizing healthcare teams and improving patient experiences.

The Power of Culture: A New Vision for Transforming Healthcare Organizations

Discovering innovative strategies to promote patient-centered care, engage healthcare professionals, prevent burnout, and embrace innovation is essential for achieving exceptional performance and helping organizations thrive. The secret lies in optimizing culture. In this insightful talk, Dr. James shares his first-hand experience transforming healthcare organizations. He provides valuable insights and practical tools to foster a culture of excellence that prioritizes empathy, collaboration, and continuous improvement. By prioritizing patient care quality and the well-being of healthcare professionals, we can revolutionize healthcare delivery and drive positive change.

Leading Change When Change is Hard: Insights from the Healthcare Ecosystem

Gain valuable insights on leading change, even when change is hard. Drawing from the world of healthcare, discover universally applicable strategies and principles that can empower leaders in any setting to drive meaningful change. With over 15 years of experience leading transformation efforts in healthcare, Dr. James shares practical insights on how to overcome resistance, inspire teams, and drive transformation within your organization. 

Recharge and Revitalize Your Team: Harnessing Action-Based Leadership

This inspiring keynote talk explores the art of building resilience and revitalizing teams in the face of extreme challenges. Drawing on lessons from healthcare during times of crisis, Dr. James shares practical strategies and real-life examples to help foster growth, adaptability, and teams that thrive. Discover how to navigate adversity, empower your team, and create a culture of resilience that propels success even in the most demanding situations. 

Accelerating Industry Innovation in Healthcare

Navigating the intricate healthcare ecosystem and understanding the drivers of change are critical for successful innovation. This enlightening keynote presentation delves into proven strategies and established frameworks for aligning industry with urgent needs and emerging trends in healthcare. Audiences will gain insights for accelerating the journey from idea inception to market entry. Dr. James leverages his personal experience as an advisor to biotech, medical device, and digital health companies, together with his expertise in teaching biodesign, technology transformation, and healthcare strategy to enable industry leaders and stakeholders to navigate the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape and advance innovations shaping the future of healthcare.

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February 12, 2024

November 21, 2022

Dr. James was an inspired speaker at our annual convention. He understands the challenges our hospital members face and clearly articulated the opportunities available in the future of health care. I would highly recommend this speaker for any physician or health care leader convening.

Missouri Hospital Association

October 11, 2022

Dr. James is a highly articulate speaker on digital transformation in healthcare, especially in identifying its impact on physicians and other clinicians.

Illinois Health and Hospital Association


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